If the government pursues its regional/local pay policy then it must introduce it for MPs before other public sector workers
Responsible department: Her Majesty's Treasury
If the government decides to go ahead with regional/local pay it must lead by example by introducing it for MPs before other public sector workers.
The introduction of regional/local pay will lead to a flow of income from our taxation (which pays public sector workers) out of the regions; a flow of ambitious, skilled individuals out of the regions; a two class system where, for example teachers (and therefore the children they teach) in the NE will be seen as less valuable than teachers in the SE; and a fall in prosperity in the regions.
The government should stop pursuing the implementation of local/regional pay for public sector workers. If the government decides to persist it should demonstrate its belief in its merits, fairness and workability by introducing it for MPs.