Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Top civil servants and military officers get 1% pay rise



Senior civil servants, military officers and judges will receive a 1% pay rise this year, it has been announced.

The move is in line with the current pay freeze, which has limited rises in public sector workers' salaries to between 0% and 1% since 2010.


Teachers and nurses received a similar rise earlier this year.


In a written statement to Parliament, First Secretary of State Damian Green said "pay restraint is one of the many difficult choices the Government has had to make to help put the UK's public finances back on track".


He added: "Senior public sector workers, like everyone else, will have to continue to play their part to ensure we deliver job security for working people across the country.


"This will help us to strike the right balance between protecting people's jobs, being fair to public sector workers and being fair to those who pay for it."
 
 
Mr Green said the Government had accepted the Senior Salaries Review Body's recommendation that "innovative approaches to pay should be considered to focus on "maximising outcomes for lowest cost rather than limiting basic pay increases across the board".



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