Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

32 percent rise

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

teepee
teepee  11633 forum posts England
20 Jan 2013 - 12:51 PM

Pay rise for them and a pay cut for Police Officers, May has got it sorted!!

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
20 Jan 2013 - 12:51 PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:08 PM


Quote: a pay cut for Police Officers

Shouldn't that read "and a changed pay scale for police officers?"


Quote: The recommendations of the mammoth two-part Winsor Review of police pay had one simple aim: to stop paying police officers for the time they have served and start paying them for their skills and the challenges they face. In other words - the days of paying an officer more just because he had done 28 years would go


Quote: Starting salaries will be cut by up to £4,259 from April, making the starting salary £19,000. This salary will be given to those with the least or no relevant experience - such as those who join at 18. But some recruits will start on £22,000 if they have some experience, such as time spent as a special constable. The change in starting salaries will save an estimated £140m over five years.

But the deal also means that many constables will have the opportunity to move to the top of the pay scale - currently around £36,000 - more quickly,


I know its not as much fun as slagging off May but just thought the facts were interesting in their own right Tongue

Last Modified By brian1208 at 20 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM
keith selmes
20 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM


Quote: the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said salaries should rise to an average of £86,250

And they would scrap the MP's expensive pension scheme at the same time. If they adopt that plan it will happen probably in 2015, when the next parliament starts.

"MPs’ salaries could soar to as much as £92,000 a year – a leap of more than 40 per cent - under plans to link politicians’ pay to average earnings.

They are set to lose their gold-plated pensions as part of a review of their remuneration by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa)"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/mps-pay-could-climb-by-40-per-cent...

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139388 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:35 PM

I imagine 69% of workers generally think they are underpaid! Wink

But thinking you are underpaid and then paying yourself a large increase is something only confined to the 'captains of industry' (or more like captains of shuffling money around, these days!)

According to this, median CEO pay for FTSE100 companies is £856,000.... i.e. the equivalent of 13 MPs. I wonder how many of these individuals are worth more than many workers earn in a lifetime?

edtaylor
edtaylor  3104 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 2:13 PM

I would say the biggest waste of money are Footballers wages !!.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

Absolutely not worth the money but some how I don't mind that so much, maybe because I'm not contributing to their pay Wink

lemmy
lemmy  71768 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM


Quote: I would say the biggest waste of money are Footballers wages !!.

Different, though, because they are paid according to their market (even if distorted at the moment) worth by a commercial organisation so it really is no one else's business what they or their agents get for them. If they were paid so much that they bankrupted the club, so be it. If I were given tickets for Manchester United I'd not bother to go and I don't have Sky TV so Wayne Rooney's wages affect me not at all.

But MPs determine their own market and are paid by you and I so their pay does matter to us all.

bainsybike
20 Jan 2013 - 4:43 PM


Quote: I'm not contributing to their pay

I suspect you are. Income tax? VAT? Road tax? Insurance Premium tax? To name but a few.

robertt
robertt  864 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 4:43 PM

If MP,s were performance rated they be the lowest paid in the UK.




robertt

lemmy
lemmy  71768 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 4:52 PM


Quote: I suspect you are. Income tax? VAT? Road tax? Insurance Premium tax? To name but a few.

Brian1208 was referring to footballer's pay, I think. By the way, road tax was abolished over 70 years ago. Since then, tax paid on motor vehicles has had no connection with roads or anything else connected with transport, it is simply paid in to the coffers of the exchequer. It is a tax on owning a car, that's all.

There's a similar myth about National Insurance. I has no connection with health spending, pensions or anything else. Money is collected and paid to the exchequer. Pensions are paid from current tax revenues. If a pension company did that it would be called a pyramid selling scam!

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110165 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 5:23 PM


Quote: Brian1208 was referring to footballer's pay, I think

Yes, sorry I should have made that clear

bainsybike
20 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM


Quote: Brian1208 was referring to footballer's pay, I think.

Oh, sorry. Sad And you're right about Road Tax too, although I was just using the term as shorthand for Motor Vehicle Excise Duty, or whatever it is that we pay for to get a tax disc.

lemmy
lemmy  71768 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM


Quote: although I was just using the term as shorthand for Motor Vehicle Excise Duty, or whatever it is that we pay for to get a tax disc

It's funny, really, because they have all these fancy names for taxes but it really makes no difference what they are called. I think they feel that if they give the impression it is for something we all need like roads and doctors, we'll complain less about paying it. Something in that, I suppose.

Going back to the 32 per cent, could there be a worse time to look for a massive pay rise?

collywobles
20 Jan 2013 - 6:44 PM


Quote: If MP,s were performance rated they be the lowest paid in the UK.

Quite the contrary, I visited my MP at Westminster and was astoished at the amount of work she was due to do that day. There are many people who would have clocked out at 5:30 and gone home but she was not even thinking of going home until at least 11:00 O'Clock that night.

I really do think Mp's are underpaid, there salary should be at least £100K.

lemmy
lemmy  71768 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:43 PM


Quote: I really do think Mp's are underpaid, there salary should be at least £100K.

I think you know what to do Grin

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.