The Government has accepted a recommended 1% pay rise for public sector workers, including doctors and nurses, the Treasury has announced.
The awards covers more than one million employees, including staff in the armed forces.
Ministers said the award was in line with its policy of an average 1% pay increase in 2016-17.
NHS staff, doctors and dentists, and members of the armed forces will receive an average of 1%, while Prison Service staff will get 1.36% as an "exceptional award" for "highly ambitious" prison reforms.
Health union leaders said 1% was "way below" what workers needed.