EXCLUSIVE: Councils told to budget more for pay

By Dan Peters | 27 June 2022

Councils are busy reviewing their budgets after hearing more funding will be needed for higher-than-anticipated pay rises, The MJ understands.

With inflation expected to hit double digits, most councils, which have on average budgeted for a 2% pay rise this financial year, are already being forced to think again.

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