The cost of living has risen considerably recently with the 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance, and higher costs of gas and fuel.
NHS, police, teachers and military workers stand to benefit.
He indicated the public sector measure was a reward for those who kept vital services running over the Covid pandemic.The cost of living has risen considerably recently with the 1.25 percentage point increase in National Insurance, and higher costs of gas and fuel.
The amount that public sector workers including NHS staff and police officers stand to gain is to be decided.Pay for most frontline workforces is set through an independent review body which makes recommendations to ministers.Officials said the government would be requesting ‘full recommendations’, with awards to be announced next year.
Officers stand to benefit from the pay freeze (Picture: PA)Teachers and pupils have endured two highly disrupted years in school (Picture: PA)Kevin Courtney of the National Education Union said it meant there was ‘no prospect of clarity’ for public workers until 2022. headtopics.com
He said the chancellor ‘must make good on this latest pledge to drive up pay for those who kept this country on its feet throughout the pandemic’.Unison union general secretary Christina McAnea said the pay freeze would continue ‘in all but name’ unless Whitehall departments were given extra money by Mr Sunak to fund the wage increases.
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