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(8) Are pay details confidential?

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(8) Are pay details confidential?

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(8)     Are pay details confidential?

There is no universal rule as to whether salary information is confidential. In some circumstances it is not an issue. So, for example, in some occupations, particularly in the public sector, pay rates may be a matter of public knowledge (see for example school teachers' pay as set out in the 'School teachers' pay and conditions document 2019' available on the gov.uk website). However, even in the private sector starting salaries are often advertised in recruitment literature and where there is collective bargaining pay rates will generally be known and published. Moreover, company law may

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