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Social Workers Offered 1% Pay Rise for Next Year

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The Government has announced last week that Local Authority Social Workers will receive a 2% pay increase over a two year period. Lower paid workers will be paid more to account for the National Living Wage introduced from April 2016.

Council employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland earning over £17,714 will receive a 1% pay rise from 1 April 2016, and a further 1% increase in April 2017.

The proposal matches the Summer Budget’s 1% pay cap for public sector employees over the next 4 years. The proposal will affect over one million people in the sector and increase the national pay bill by 2.4% to £364.2 million. 
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