Pay proposal for tram woe

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AN “earn-back” scheme for top public-sector staff would have helped problems with Edinburgh’s tram project, a leading economist has told MSPs.

Will Hutton has proposed that executives place an element of their pay, around ten per cent, “at risk”, to be earned back each year if they achieved pre-arranged objectives.

Mr Hutton said: “If the people involved in [the trams] put part of their pay at risk certainly they wouldn’t have earned that part of their money back.”