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Public service news updates

This year’s Senior Salary Review Board (SSRB) report confirms the glacial approach to pay reform in the civil service and the need for urgent change both for the Senior Civil Service and for the grades that sit below it.

New pound coins
Following news that police officers, the military, teachers, dentists and others will receive pay rises of at least 2.5 per cent, Prospect have hit back at government policy that will see civil servants receive just 1-2 per cent.

Following repeated attacks in the media on the integrity and impartiality of the civil service, and culminating in the events leading to the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch, Prospect and the FDA have written an open letter on the subject.

Scales of justice
The Supreme Court has denied the government the opportunity to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s ruling that existing firefighters and judges were unlawfully discriminated against based upon age.