Doctors, teachers and police will see above inflation pay rises
DOCTORS, teachers and police officers will see above inflation pay rises this year, the chancellor has announced today.
Nearly 900,000 public sector workers will benefit across the country to recognise their efforts battling at the sharp end of the coronavirus pandemic.
It means those in the armed forces, the National Crime Agency, prison officers, dentists, senior civil servants and senior military personnel and people in the judiciary will see a pay hike alongside doctors, teachers and police officers.
Teachers and doctors will see the largest rise at 3.1 per cent and 2.8 per cent respectively.
Police and prison officers will both have a 2.5 per cent rise in pay while the armed forces will receive a 2 per cent uplift.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: ‘These past months have underlined what we always knew – that our public sector workers make a vital contribution to our country and that we can rely on them when we need them.
‘It’s right therefore that we follow the recommendations of the independent pay bodies with this set of real-terms pay rises.’
The pay awards for the armed forces, prison officers, senior civil servants and NHS staff work will be backdated to April this year, whereas the pay rise for police and teachers starts in September which run on a different pay year.