Reverse the pay cut for key workers
Reverse the pay cut for key workers

Rishi Sunak hits every key worker earning over £17,857 with a pay cut – including almost 102,000 key workers across Yorkshire and the Humber

This includes 101,994 key workers in the Yorkshire and the Humber – the teachers, police officers and Armed Forces personnel on the front line of the battle against Covid-19.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, this includes:

  • 11,433 police officers
  • 48,386 teachers
  • 28,935 civil servants, including tax inspectors, prison officers and probation officers
  • 13,240 members of the Armed Forces

That’s a pay cut for every police officer in England, all 501,000 teachers in English state-funded schools and over 90% of the Armed Forces personnel based in England.

On top of the pay freeze, the Spending Review also contained a one-billion-pound council tax bombshell hidden in the small print and a cut to Universal Credit that will hit those who can least afford it.

Labour has condemned this triple hammer blow to people’s pockets as totally irresponsible when the economy is so fragile.

Making people worried about making ends meet will pull spending out of local high streets and small businesses, damaging consumer confidence at the very moment the Government should be building it up.

We the undersigned call on Rishi Sunak to reverse this pay cut

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