Teachers Pay Agreement (Implications for Public Sector Pay Policy)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 5 June 2019.

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We do, indeed, have a pay policy that ensures affordability of and investment in high-quality public services. However, as I have said, the policy acts as a benchmark against which employers have the flexibility to deliver pay awards that meet their local circumstances. We reflect on the impact of all sectoral awards in developing pay policies, and we will do so again in time for next year’s pay policy, in the context of the spending review.