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25 Mar 2021

Scottish government offers NHS staff 4 per cent pay rise

Scotland Correspondent

The last week in Scottish politics has been dominated by the row over Alex Salmond, but at the eleventh hour, just before the Scottish parliament broke up ahead of the upcoming elections, an announcement was made on NHS pay.

The Scottish Government is offering 154,000 NHS workers including nurses, a four per cent backdated pay rise.

It’s an issue that has dominated the first day of campaigning in Scotland, and inevitably drawn comparisons with the one per cent offer to NHS workers in England.