Three-quarters of Britons want Boris Johnson to follow London Mayor Sadiq Khan's example by taking a 10% pay cut in solidarity with workers hammered by coronavirus lockdown
Three-quarters of Britons wa...
Subscribe to Newsletter

Three-quarters of Britons want Boris Johnson to follow London Mayor Sadiq Khan's example by taking a 10% pay cut in solidarity with workers hammered by coronavirus lockdown

22 June 2020
1536
2 min.
6
Three-quarters of Britons want Boris Johnson to follow London Mayor Sadiq Khan's example by taking a 10% pay cut in solidarity with workers hammered by coronavirus lockdown

Three quarters of Britons want Boris Johnson and senior ministers to take a pay cut in solidarity with millions of workers hammered by coronavirus lockdown.

A poll for MailOnline found some 75 per cent say the PM should follow  the example of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has voluntarily slashed his salary by 10 per cent - around £15,000 a year. 

Just 13 per cent said the move was not necessary, according to the survey by Redfield and Wilton Strategies

Fears are growing about the impact of lockdown on the economy, with the UK facing he worst recession in 300 years and millions of jobs set to go.

Official figures show public debt is bigger than GDP for the first time in 57 years, after the government borrowed an eye-watering £55billion in May.  

Mr Khan declared last week that he is trimming his £152,000 salary by 10 per cent in recognition of the £500million hole in London's finances caused by coronavirus.

The mayor's 15 direct political appointments will also have pay freezes. 

The step emulates politicians in New Zealand, who have also taken a temporary cut. 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak dodged questions last month over whether ministers should take a temporary pay reduction in solidarity with millions of workers on furlough, many of whose jobs might never return.

Downing Street has also ducked when asked whether the PM intends to give up some of his pay. David Cameron reduced ministerial salaries by 5 per cent and froze them when he came to power in the wake of the credit crunch in 2010.

Mr Khan has been heavily criticised for slow progress in getting transport services in the capital to full levels, with images of workers packed in to carriages.

He has threatened cuts to police, fire services and the Tube unless the government bails the capital out. 

The government has already offered a £1.6billion injection to shore up Transport for London, while slamming the 'pre-existing poor condition' of its finances. 

But Mr Khan said the GLA, in common with other authorities across the country, faces a £493million budget shortfall over the next two years, due to loss of business rates and council tax income from coronavirus.

There have also been costs to 'support Londoners during the pandemic', he insisted. 

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8440761/Three-quarters-Britons-want-Boris-Johnson-pay-cut.html

Persons4 and Companies2 in the news

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1 place
Chancellor of the Exchequer
2 place
Mayor of London
3 place
Prime Minister of United Kingdom
4 place
Section:
Rating companies
Instagram
18 Mention
ITV
12 Mention
Daily Mail
9 Mention
Labour Party
6 Mention
X (Twitter)
6 Mention
Channel 4
6 Mention
The Sun
6 Mention

ENGLAND NEWS


News GlobalEng.biz -this is the latest and most up-to-date information about the resonant events that have occurred in the region. The task of the resource's news feed is to convey to readers information about important events in business, politics, economics, healthcare, culture and other spheres of life in England with maximum accuracy and objectivity.
News GlobalEng.biz - this is coverage of the economic processes taking place in England, the latest news of public life, incidents and an overview of political events. English news is information about the activities of small and medium-sized businesses, the work of housing and communal services, the implementation of significant projects. The site's journalists describe not only the life of the region, but also talk about the current state of the English economy. Everything you need to know about innovations in the field of industry and agriculture, economy and government is collected in the "News" section on GlobalEng.biz.
News of England promptly informs the reader, shows the real picture and opens up topical topics. Communication with government structures and business gives us the opportunity to provide our readers with reliable, information-rich material.
The main page of the portal contains the key news of England!
Alena Potapova

Development Director
Population
8131535908
Died this year
27199326
Born this year
66915156