Tuesday 19 July 2022 7:36 PM UTC
LONDON July 19: More than a million nurses, paramedics, midwives, porters and cleaners will get a pay rise of at least £1,400, with the lowest earners receiving up to a 9.3% increase backdated to April, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.
Eligible dentists and doctors will receive a 4.5% pay rise while the average basic pay for nurses will increase from around £35,600 to £37,000 and newly qualified nurses will get a 5.5% increase to £27,055.
Teachers’ starting salaries outside London will rise by 8.9% to £28,000 while experienced teachers who have been in the profession for more than five years will get a 5% increase from September, the Department for Education said.
The government said these are the highest public sector pay rises in nearly 20 years.
All of the pay rises were recommended by independent public sector pay review bodies, who take evidence and talk to those in the industry.
Their recommendations were all accepted in full by the different government departments, who said the increase recognises the contribution of key workers while balancing the need to protect taxpayers, manage public spending and not drive up inflation.
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