"Every WGA [whole government accounts] release is a reminder of how expensive they are, how the young are having to mortgage their futures to pay for benefits most will never enjoy, and how reform is vital. The latest update, for 2018-19, has some startling revelations. For the first time, the payroll cost of the 5.3 million public sector workers is the largest single government expense. At £256 billion it is bigger than the £230 billion social security bill for state pensions and welfare. Two fifths of that, £96 billion, is the cost of servicing the 5.3 million pensions....[Moi ici: Depois vem um trecho completamente alien para a cultura portuguesa] There is no pot of money to cover the cost; taxpayers will simply have to pick up the bill. What makes the schemes so expensive is that they tie pensions to salaries. [Moi ici: Em Portugal ainda é pior, todos os anos são dadas benesses a pensionistas e reformados que não descontaram para as ter]...An employer may pay 10 per cent of an employee’s salary towards their pension but, the WGA reveals, the promises to public sector workers are equivalent to 40 per cent of their wage. For a worker on £30,000, that’s an extra £9,000 a year. An unrecognised wage top-up for the public sector worker. All covered by future taxpayers."
quarta-feira, julho 29, 2020
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Conseguem imaginar em Portugal um jornal mainstream, até um jornal económico, capaz de ter um artigo deste tipo, "Wanted: brave minister to deal with runaway public sector pensions"?
Conseguem imaginar em Portugal um jornal mainstream, até um jornal económico, capaz de ter um artigo preocupado com os contribuintes líquidos portugueses?