Monday, March 30, 2009

A question over that pay rise

Right, so MPs have given themselves a 2.33 per cent payrise when unemployment keeps on rising because this government have fucked up the economy?

What really irritates me about this (one of the things) is that student loans still attract the old RPI interest rate of some 4.4 per cent according to my last bill. Now the real interest rate - not this EU regulated CPI bullshit - is at bugger all. Yet not only have the government not replied to Bob Spink's question about this but they've used the reason they gave as to why they were charging the RPI rather than the CPI (because wages were based on it) but they've ignore it with their own pay rise. If they'd stuck to theor own rules they wouldn't have a payrise.

Now, they have access to far too much public money already, but why, when so many people hate them, do they continue?

4 comments:

The Filthy Engineer said...

Now, they have access to far too much public money already, but why, when so many people hate them, do they continue?

Sigh....

Because they can.

DC said...

I'm a slightly pissed off squaddie:

David Lidington (Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs; Aylesbury, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he received the report of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body for 2008; on what date he proposes to publish the report; and if he will make a statement.

John Hutton (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence; Barrow & Furness, Labour)

The Armed Forces Pay Review Body submitted its report for 2009 to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence on 29 January 2009. The Government intend to make only one public sector pay award announcement this year and this will be made in due course.



So they can announce their own pay award but won't even tell us when we might get ours. Either that or they don't consider themselves part of the public sector.

We're not expecting much of a pay rise but as our accomodation charges, etc will go up we could potentially see a real time cut.

subrosa said...

Oh your accommodation and messing charges will go up all right and of course the quality of any equipment will be further reduced, along with the quantity of course.

It's been like that for many a year.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

At what point can our brave Armed Services simply declare that " We can't do this anymore and we are coming home " ?