We are not out of the woods yet, and the economy is still very weak
The UK is the 7th richest nation on earth and the 4th richest when it comes to wealth per person. This Government has reduced taxes for high earners – dropping the 50 pence tax rate to 45 pence. The £4billion that this reduction cost could have paid for two years of a 3% rise for everyone working in the public sector – not just the probation service!
Average pay settlements in the private sector are now averaging 2 to 2.5% and while the economy is picking up, pay settlements in the probation service, like elsewhere in the public sector, are flat-lining.
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard.