Saturday, 1 March 2008

TaxPayers Alliance report rubbished

Yesterday's TPA report on council pensions has rightly been widely slated.

The Channel 4 factchecker gave it 4 of 5 for inaccuracy (5 means no basis in fact) so that's about as bad as you can get in their view.

It has also been attacked by the GMB, and the LGA. No doubt some people at the TPA might think that provoking a reaction from the unions 'proves' that they must have a point. But hopefully, if they have any sense, they will realise what a shoddy piece of work they have put out. It is right to have an honest look at public sector pension provision, but this was nothing like it.

PS. You can comment on the report on the TPA blog here.

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