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Theresa May scraps the 1% cap on public sector pay

LONDON — The Conservative government has officially lifted the 1% cap on pay rises for police and prison officers, it was confirmed today. Prime Minister Theresa May has lifted the cap to 1.7% for prison officers from 2017/18 and a one-off increase of 2% for police officers for only the years 2017/18. Rises for other parts of the public sector will be considered next year, Downing Street sources suggest.
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