UK Public sector workers to receive biggest pay rise in six years

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.

Two million workers will receive the raise, with police officers set to get a 2.5% pay rise, soldiers a 2.9% increase and teachers and other school staff 2.75%.

Dentists and consultants will get 2.5% and senior civil servants 2%.

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Source: Sky News