Heather Jameson 07 December 2017

A 2% pay rise will help retain hard-pressed staff

A 2% pay rise will help retain hard-pressed staff

The chancellor’s Budget last month left local government with more questions than answers – and one of the biggest questions was: where next for public sector pay?

Philip Hammond may not have direct control over local government pay packets, but the chancellor’s actions often set the tone for local government pay. Instead of clarity over how he would bring an end to the wider public pay ‘cap’, the Budget offered a fudge with Hammond merely vowing to examine nurses’ pay and to fund the recommended rise.

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