The Herald reports that Scotland's councils face a big bill they because they are now required to take account of equal pay settlements in calculating retirement pensions.
Now no one should feel in the slightest sorry for councils over this development because for years they were getting away with murder by paying tens of thousands of women workers far less than male council workers in traditional male jobs.
Until A4ES challenged the old rules in a test case in North Lanarkshire Council which led to a decision by Scottish Ministers that equal pay settlements should be made on a pensionable basis.
The real scandal is that we had to fight so long and so hard just to win the argument that equal pay settlements represented 'lost wages' and that claimants were entitled to have these settlements taken into fully account in calculating their retirement pensions.
Not everyone has had to battle so hard though - Glasgow City Council recently 'gifted' £120,000 to its outgoing director of finance, Lynn Brown, so that she could access her pension early.
Regular readers will recall that Glasgow City Council refused my FOI request which asked for details of the role played by senior council officials during the introduction of its 'unfit for purpose' WPBR pay scheme - on the grounds that this would cost the Council more than £600.
But the Council seems to have had no difficulty in finding a spare £120,000 to allow an already well paid senior official to access her pension early.