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One million public sector workers to get biggest pay rise in a decade

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Around one million teachers, prison officers, doctors, members of the armed forces and police officers are set to get a pay rise of between 1.5% and 3.5%, the government has announced.

This is the biggest public sector wage increase in almost 10 years and comes after the Prime Minister scrapped the 1% cap, which had been in place since 2013, last year.

Members of the armed forces will receive an increase of 2.9%, adding £680 in pay to an average soldier.

Teachers’ main pay range will increase by 3.5% (2% to upper pay range and 1.5% to leadership) with schools determining how it is set.

All prison officers will get at least a 2.75% pay increase this year, while police pay will go up by 2% meaning the average salary for a Constable will now be more than £38,600 per year.

Junior doctors, specialist doctors, GPs and dentists will see a pay increase of at least 2%, while consultants will also get a pay rise of at least £1,150.

Today’s news follows the 6.5% pay rise over three years that was announced in March for more than a million nurses and midwives.

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