Factbox-Britain gives below-inflation pay rises to public sector staff

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NHS workers are seen next to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mobile testing unit in Tower Hamlets, London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain announced below-inflation pay rises for government workers including police, doctors and teachers on Tuesday as part of a pay review for public sector staff that comes amid soaring prices and growing industrial unrest.

Below is a summary of the announcements:


Police officers 5% overall

National Health Service At least 1,400 pounds, with

(NHS) staff including up to 9.3% for lowest

nurses, paramedics, midwives earners

Eligible NHS doctors and 4.5%


Prison staff 4% of base pay

Additional increase targeted

at lowest earners

Senior civil servants Across the board 2% increase

Increase to minimum pay


Judiciary Proposed 3% for all judicial

office holders

Teachers 8.9% uplift to starting

salaries outside London in


Uplifts of between 5% and 8%

along the rest of the main

pay range

5% pay award for experienced

teachers and leaders in


Armed Forces Base pay increase of 3.75%

for most staff, 3.5% for

senior staff

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar, editing by William James, William Maclean)

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