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Doctors and nurses to get a pay rise, Rishi Sunak announces

Wednesday November 25th, 2020

The chancellor said NHS doctors and nurses will receive a pay rise, but pay rises for most of the rest of public sector will be paused next year.

However the 2.1 million public sector workers who earn below the median wage of 24,000 will be guaranteed a pay rise of at least £250 next year, Mr Sunak said.

Rishi Sunak highlighted a disparity between public sector and private sector wages, adding ‘he cannot justify a significant, across the board’ pay increase for all public sector workers in the circumstances.

The chancellor said the ‘majority’ of public sector workers will see their pay increase next year.

He told MPS:

‘Taking account of the pay review bodies’ advice, we will provide a pay rise to over a million nurses, doctors and other working in the NHS.

Second to protect jobs, pay rises in the rest of public sector will be paused next year.

‘But third, we will protect those on lower incomes. The 2.1 million public sector workers who earn below the median wage of 24,000 will be guaranteed a pay rise of at least £250’

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