3 Jul 2017

No. 10 says no change on public sector pay

Washington Correspondent

Downing Street has insisted there won’t be a change of heart over public sector pay, as more high-profile Conservatives join calls to lift the 1% cap on annual pay rises. Policing Minister Nick Hurd told MPs that paying frontline workers fairly was under “active discussion”. Earlier the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claimed wages could be boosted without increasing taxes.