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Public sector 1% pay rise

Almost 1.4 million public sector employees, including nurses, doctors, dentists and the armed forces, will receive a 1% pay rise from April, the government announced.

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Treasury: Fiscal consolidation to 'help protect jobs'

Almost 1.4 million public sector employees, including nurses, hospital cleaners, doctors and members of the armed forces, are to receive a 1% pay rise from next month, the Government announced today.

In a statement, the Treasury said:

The public sector paybill makes up over half of Departmental resource spending, so managing public sector pay continues to be central to the Government’s plans for fiscal consolidation and will help to protect jobs and services.

Some Pay Review Bodies have also made recommendations beyond base pay. The Government has considered all these carefully and in some cases decided it is not possible to take them forward. However, a number of these recommendations will be considered again at a future date.

– Treasury statement

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