IFS Zooms In: The Economy


Will public sector workers get a pay rise?

Season 3, Ep. 15

Workers in the public sector have seen their pay squeezed over the last decade, and with inflation on the rise, disputes over pay look set to dominate the headlines this autumn.

Across the public sector, we're hearing stories of hiring issues, staff retention and squeezed budgets. These issues all affect the morale of the workforce and the delivery of public services.

What will the government do? How much would inflation matching pay increases cost? What would a longer-term plan to deal with these issues look like?

This week we speak to Ben Zaranko, IFS expert on public finances and Delphine Strauss, Economics Correspondent at the Financial Times.

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Public sector pensions episode: https://ifs.org.uk/articles/future-public-sector-pensions

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