Government response

Pay deal for NHS staff agreed with unions

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A pay deal which will reward more than a million NHS staff with a 1% pay rise has been agreed for 2015 to 2016.

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The deal, which was signed off by the NHS Staff Council yesterday, will benefit the lowest paid the most and result in a 5.6% pay increase – another £800 in pay packets.

A DH spokesperson said:

We are pleased unions have accepted this deal which will give more than a million NHS staff a pay rise without risking frontline jobs and without costing the taxpayer more money.

We always wanted to secure a better deal for the lowest paid and this agreement will do exactly that.

Published 10 March 2015