The Chancellor has announced that national pay arrangements in the NHS and the prison service will conitnue.
But delivering his his Autumn statement in the House of Commons this afternoon, George Osborne also said that there would be "greater freedom" for schools to set pay in line with performance.
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.