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