IPPR calls for guaranteed public sector pay rise

The government should guarantee public sector pay rises to ease the wages squeeze on vital public services employees, the IPPR has said.

Public sector pay should either rise in line with inflation or private sector pay, the centre-left think tank added.

The GMB union backed the call, saying the policy would encourage public sector staff retention.

The Treasury said the public sector pay cap was scrapped in September, and pay was being reviewed.

Alfie Stirling,

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