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Public sector staff to get ‘biggest pay hike’ in years

by Purvai Dua
24th Jul 18 10:30 am

Around one million public sector workers are set to receive their biggest pay rise in a decade, the government just announced.

Armed forces staff will get a 2.9 per cent pay increase, with teachers due to take home 3.5 per cent more of their salary.

The report adds :

  • Members of the Armed Forces will receive a well-above inflation increase of 2.9 per cent, while the teachers’ award means the main pay range will increase by 3.5 per cent. Schools will determine how it is set
  • All prison officers will get at least a 2.75% (2% consolidated, 0.75% non-consolidated) increase this year, with many getting higher awards
  • A police award of 2% (all consolidated) will mean average pay for a Constable will now be more than £38,600 per year
  • A pay increase of at least 2% for junior doctors, specialist doctors, GP, and dentists. Consultants will also get a pay rise of at least £1,150

Last year, Theresa May had announced plans to lift the 1 per cent cap but deals were only confirmed for some NHS workers, prison staff and police.

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