The Tories are set to scrap the pay cap for police and prison officers

11 Sep , 2017 Business

Theresa May

The government is expected to accept pay increases for police and prison officers.
This move signals that ministers are prepared to lift the public sector pay cap.
Labour has put pressure on the government to lift the cap across the board.

LONDON – The public sector pay cap is set to be lifted this week for police and prison officers, in a move that signals that Prime Minister Theresa May and her government have come round to softening their austerity policies.

Conservative ministers are expected to accept the recommendations of pay review bodies to raise the salaries of police and prison officers, the Guardian today reports. Pay rises for public sector workers have been capped at 1% since 2011.

If reports are correct, this could be used as a precedent for other public sector workers such as nurses and teachers to see their pay rise in real-terms.

Pay review boards are expected to report to the government on other public sector jobs in the Autumn. May told MPs at PMQs last week that the government “absolutely values” the work of those in public sector jobs.

Labour’s shadow policing minister Louise Haigh said she hoped reports of the pay rise were a sign …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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