This is an example of how public sector workers are generally better off in the UK due to wasteful government spending.
A recent report has concluded:
A private sector employee working full time on around the median hourly wage, would be around £1,400 a year worse off than their equivalents in the public sector. In parts of the country where premiums are highest this rises to as much as £3,200 a year.
This premium exists even before the substantially more generous public sector pensions arrangements and other factors are added to the analysis.
With a humongous healthcare expenditure in the UK, the pay differences between the private and public sector employees hurt all taxpayers.
With government spending increasing year on year, how can we seriously expect to get to grips with our debt?