Pay restraint for NHS nurses set to continue to 2020

Pay restraint will continue for public sector workers up until 2020, despite recent indications that the government has rowed back on its financial austerity targets.

A letter sent in July from the Treasury to one of the government’s pay review bodies stated the “fiscal context remains very challenging following the outcome of the EU referendum vote”.

It goes on to confirm that annual pay rises for public sector workers will be an average of 1% up to the end of parliament, as per previous government announcements made in the autumn spending review and summer budget.

Full story in Nursing Times 8 August 2016