NHS lowest pay rise in decade6th March 2007
NHS staff are facing their lowest pay settlement for more than a decade.
Chancellor Gordon Brown announced the public sector’s one million employees would get an average 1.9% increase, below the rate of inflation.
For the NHS this means a second pay freeze for GPs, while most staff will get 1.5% in April, with a second rise in November bringing it up to 2.5%. This is below the consumer price index of 2.7% and the retail price index of 4.2%.
The aim of providing it in two stages is to stay in line with the Bank of England's inflation target of 2%.
The armed forces received the highest rise of 3.3% from April.
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Title: NHS lowest pay rise in decade
Author: Carol burns
Article Id: 2169
Date Added: 6th Mar 2007