Pay awards for over a million public sector workers
11 March 2016
The Government has set out the pay awards for over a million public sector workers in line with the policy of an average 1% pay rise in 2016-17.
The government asked the following Pay Review Bodies to examine how an increase to base pay could be applied in line with the government’s policy of an average of 1% across the workforces:
- Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB)
- Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB)
- NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB)
- Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB)
The government has accepted in full the recommendations for the following workforces who will receive an average of a 1% pay increase:
- Armed Forces
- NHS staff
- doctors and dentists
The government has also accepted in full the recommendations for the prison service who will receive a slightly above 1% average pay increase - at 1.36%. This is an exceptional award for the particular circumstances this year of introducing highly ambitious prison reform.
The public sector pay bill makes up over half of departmental resource spending, so continued pay restraint remains central to the government’s deficit reduction strategy. The remainder of the pay review body reports will be delivered over the course of this pay round and the government will respond in due course.