Owl says: Yes, you get a little more money … but there will be fewer of you to do the same amount of work (or more work).
Owl suggests those affected think of becoming MPs. It doesn’t have to be a full-time job (see our own MP Swire’s impressive list of other jobs), your pay rises are frequent and well above inflation, brilliant pension, no questions (or few questions) expenses … what’s stopping you?
“More than a million public sector workers, including teachers, doctors and police officers, can expect wage increases of up to 3.5% a year as Theresa May moved to drop the government’s pay cap. …..”
“The planned new wage increases have come from departmental savings, rather than the Treasury releasing new funds, according to the Sun newspaper. This could result in frontline services coming under threat in order to fund the rises. …..”