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900,000 public sector workers get pay rise

Almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, including doctors and teachers.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he recognised their "vital contribution" during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Treasury said the money for the pay increases of up to 3.1% would come from existing departmental budgets.
But Labour said the rise would not make up for years of real-terms cuts and the British Medical Association said doctors had hoped for "far better".
Later, Mr Sunak warned that the government must "exercise restraint" in future public sector pay awards.
He said this while launching the 2020 comprehensive spending review, which is to be published in the autumn.
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