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Two million public sector workers are reportedly set to get a £2bn pay rise. The Treasury will unveil the biggest public sector pay rise in six years as one of Theresa May's final acts as prime minister, the Times reported . Soldiers are set to get a 2.9% rise while teachers and other school staff will get 2.75%, police officers, dentists and consultants 2.5% and senior civil servants 2%. It is thought the pay rises will have to be funded from existing budgets. The Treasury is expected to confirm the increases in an announcement on Monday. The workers - mostly in England only - will receive salary raises above the level of inflation as a departure from the public sector pay restrictions brought in by the coalition government. Full story

19 July