Public Sector workers pay rise
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Some 1.3 million public sector workers will see a pay freeze next year, but low-paid and NHS staff will get raises
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he could not justify across the board rises when many people in the private sector had seen cuts in pay and hours.
However, he said 2.1 million public sector workers earning below the median wage of £24,000 were "guaranteed a pay rise of at least £250".
More than a million NHS workers will also get a raise, he said.
Meanwhile, the minimum wage - which has been rebranded as the National Living Wage - will increase by 2.2% - or 19p - to £8.91 an hour, with the rate extended to those aged 23 and over.