The myth of the over-paid civil servant
Today’s Civil Service Statistics provide an answer to all the stories in the newspapers about over-paid civil servants. The figures show that, in 2010, half of all civil servants have gross annual earnings below £22,850; for those working full-time, half earn less than £23,680 (in the 2009 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings the equivalent figure for full-time employees generally was £25,800.)
A quarter of all civil servants earn less than £17,800.
It would be nice if some of the politicians who are planning cuts to public services would recognise that many of the people who work in those services are badly paid.