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Public sector pay cap to be lifted

September 12, 2017 12:37 pm0 comments
Public sector pay cap to be lifted

The cap on public sector pay rises in England and Wales is to be lifted. Ministers will now get “flexibility” to breach the longstanding 1% limit. The announcement came as the government said police officers would get a 1% rise plus a 1% bonus, with prison officers getting a 1.7% […]

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Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

July 3, 2017 12:26 am0 comments
Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

Boris Johnson has become the latest senior cabinet minister to put pressure on the chancellor and the PM to end the public sector pay cap. Sources close to the foreign secretary made it clear that he wants better pay for public service workers. He joins those, including Michael Gove, who […]

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Pressure grows on No 10 to scrap public sector pay cap

July 2, 2017 1:00 am0 comments
Pressure grows on No 10 to scrap public sector pay cap

Pay review bodies’ recommendations for public sector jobs should be respected by ministers, Michael Gove has said. The environment secretary said that while ministers needed to reduce the deficit, they should also respect the “integrity” of the pay review process. His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face […]

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Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay – Hunt

June 15, 2017 9:17 am0 comments
Heroic public sector staff deserve more pay - Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated he will press the chancellor to give public sector staff more pay. He made the comments following a speech in which he praised the way NHS staff and the other emergency services responded to the recent terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. He […]

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Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

June 1, 2017 4:24 am0 comments
Public sector employees 'more anxious', charity says

Public sector staff are more likely to feel anxious at work and take sick days for their mental health than those in the private sector, research suggests. The charity Mind asked 12,000 UK employees about their mental health. It found 48% in the public sector took time off for their […]

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Care sector woes leave frail at risk, regulator says

October 11, 2016 12:54 pm0 comments
Care sector woes leave frail at risk, regulator says

The whole care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk, the official regulator says. Evidence gathered by the Care Quality Commission, and seen by the BBC, shows the regulator is worried over the “pace” of care home closures. Over the past six years, the number […]

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Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote

June 24, 2016 7:38 pm0 comments
Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote

Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. As news of Brexit broke, tech firms including BT, TalkTalk and software firm Sage reported share price falls. For years, the UK – and particularly London – has championed […]

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