Thursday, 29 June 2017

Public sector pay cap to remain

Downing Street has moved to stress that the 1% cap on public sector salary increases will not be scrapped, despite suggestions from Tory ministers to the contrary. A Labour attempt to scrap the wage cap was defeated in Parliament on Wednesday, but earlier in the day Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Government should consider pay rises “right across the public sector”, and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said ministers would “have to think through” changes to spending plans. An unnamed Conservative source had also indicated that a review of the cap would be made at the next Budget, but No10 issued a statement before the Parliamentary vote that “the Government policy has not changed.”
The Times, 

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