Report: Extra pay rise for Britain's Armed Forces

British Armed Forces could find their pay going up more than expected, with a reported 1.5% rise on the way according to the Daily Telegraph. That's despite a cap on public-sector pay awards of 1%.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment
Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment Credit: Press Association

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Budget day strike action

Civil servants will stage a 24-hour strike on Budget day today, in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.