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Is there anyone who will back the Tories’ public sector “pay rise”?

Experts have met the announcement of public sector pay rises with scepticism—not least because they could mean more cuts elsewhere

By Dylan Bhundia  

File photo dated 03/10/14 of a hospital ward. The Office for Budget Responsibility has warned that the Government's promise of a £20 billion boost for the NHS will put debt on an "unsustainable upward trajectory" without tax rises or spending cuts to pay for it.

The magic money tree is shaken again. Last week, the government confirmed the scrapping of the public sector pay cap and subsequently pay rises for 1 million public sector workers. Teachers will receive a 3.5 per cent increase, the armed forces 2 per cent with a one off £300, prison workers 2 per cent with a one off 0.75 per cent, and junior doctors, specialist doctors, GPs and dentists 2 per cent. For these…

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