Teachers face another year of 1% pay cap

Teachers' pay in England and Wales will have to stay within austerity pay limits - with another year of increases restricted to 1%.

 

The government, responding to the teachers' pay review body, has stuck to its public sector pay limits.

 

It will mean another real-terms pay cut for more than 500,000 teachers in England and Wales.

 

The cap on pay, initially of 0% and then 1%, has been in place since 2010, as part of austerity measures.

 

The National Union of Teachers says that successive years of below-inflation pay deals has seen teachers' pay fall in real terms by 13%.

 

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