- Pay in Scotland has fallen 12% in real terms since 2011
- If it has risen in line with OBR forecast Scotland’s economy would be £11.6bn larger.
- That would have generated £3.6bn in extra government revenues.
- It would have saved £240m in benefits.
- Public sector pay has fallen by 10%, but much further behind inflation.
- IPPR model shows that the real cost of public sector pay is only half the headline figure.
- This should be reflected in pay bargaining and government pay policy.