Planning magazine's first Careers and Salary Survey since 2011 has identified a range of disparities and implications of reforms.
Responding to a Planning reporter Anna Rose, the POS Junior Vice-President and Management of Planning Services Subject Specialist, said the gender gap in earnings was "disappointing" despote the fact that "job evaluation schemes have worked hard to redress the balance of the sexes."
Many respondents to the survey mentioned public sector benefits "eroding". Rose commented that "the benefits of working in the public sector have diminshed with pension reforms and changes in terms."
The survey showed that local authority staff are lagging behind their private sector countyerparts. Rose suggests that "the priv\ate sector is able to be proactive about the retention of staff, but local authorities do not have the same freedoms." She added that "in a booming development market, the public sector is most at risk of loss of staff due to pay and conditions."