Monday 22 July 2019 / 3:39 PM Economy / Peter Dowd

Public sector pay: Today’s announcements mean further cuts to frontline services – Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on the public sector pay statements today, said:

“Today’s announcements do little to make up for nine years of attacks on public sector workers’ pay.

“The Tory Chancellor is refusing to cover the cost, meaning up to £2bn in further cuts to frontline services. The Prime Minister once pledged an ‘end to austerity’, but her final act is to break that promise.

“Labour will invest in our public services and their dedicated staff, ending years of austerity and eliminating in-work poverty.”