Teachers to benefit from £2bn public sector pay rise

The Treasury is set to reveal the biggest public sector pay rise in six years as one of Theresa May's final acts as Prime Minister.

The Times has reported that teachers and other school staff will get 2.75 per cent pay rise as part of the plans.

The pay rises, above the level of inflation, will likely be funded from existing budgets. Public sector pay was frozen for two years in 2010, except for those earning less than £21,000 a year, after which the rises were capped at one per cent, below the rate of inflation.

The Treasury is alos likley to reveal a 2.9 per cent rise for soldiers, while police officers, dentists and consultants will receive a 2.5 per cent increase and senior civil servants two per cent. The pledge does not cover nurses or other junior civil servants.

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