Armed Forces Expected To Get Pay Rise
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Public sector workers including teachers, soldiers and police officers will reportedly be given pay rises above inflation as part of new government plans.
Theresa May is expected to make the announcement next week as one of her final acts as prime minister, according to The Times.
The proposed pay rise, which will come at a cost of £2bn, is the public sector's biggest pay rise in six years.
Soldiers are set to get an extra 2.9% while teachers and other school staff will get 2.75%, police officers, dentists and consultants 2.5% and senior civil servants 2%. It is thought the pay rises will have to be funded from existing budgets.
Mrs May has made clear that pay increases for soldiers and other forces personnel are the ‘right priority’ given their ‘vital importance’ and ‘hard work and self- sacrifice’ in protecting Britain.
The Treasury is expected to make clear that, with the exception of some extra funding for schools, there will be no new money and the rises will have to come from existing budgets