The London rates are paid to staff working in the Government Office for London; the outer London rates to staff working in the Government Office for the South East; and national rates to staff working in the other seven Government offices. There is no difference in the pay rates for SCS pay bands 1, 1A and 2 in different parts of the country. Staff can be paid a salary anywhere between the minimum and maximum.
Government Offices Network Centre and Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget of the Government Offices network centre and services is for 2009-10. 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
The budget for the pay and non-pay costs of the Government Office network centre and services for 2009-10 is £5,732,470.
The Government Office NCS also manages central budgets for the Government Office network, including ICT and property, totalling £32,670,930 for 2009-10.