Jeremy Hunt: 1% pay rise for all NHS was 'unaffordable'

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has tweeted:


Health Sec Jeremy Hunt says the Pay Review Body recommendation of 1% for all NHS staff was "unaffordable" & risked "quality of patient care"


Unions threaten strike action in NHS staff pay rise row

Unions including the Royal College of Nursing are considering striking over 600,000 NHS staff not getting a 1% pay rise due for other public sector staff on top of their normal incremental salary increase. Ministers said the deal was a "fair balance"