Ross Clark Ross Clark

Equal pay claims are a disaster for local councils

Sheffield town hall (Photo: iStock)

Bankrupt councils have gotten into trouble through profligate spending on loony projects like month-long Pride events and training staff in critical race theory. That might be true, but it is only partially true. Another big factor, it is becoming painfully clear, is equal pay claims – which have cost Birmingham City Council up to £760 million alone.

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