The cap on Public Sector Pay was introduced by this government and has ensured that those who work in our public services – such as police and prison officers, nurses, teachers and firefighters – have not seen a pay rise higher than 1% in years. When you take into account inflation is currently at 3% you can see that these hard working public servants have in reality faced a pay cut.
That’s why at Treasury Questions I called on the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to scrap the cap. She tried to muddy the waters saying no such cap exists. But ask any public sector worker and they will tell you with no doubt that it most certainly does.