This site is intended for health professionals only

Workers seeing ‘fewer pay rises’


4 August 2011

Share this story:

The majority of workers across the country have not seen their wages increase during 2011, research shows.

Most have experienced a wage freeze, and one in 20 have seen their pay fall over the past six months, with cuts hitting public sector workers the hardest.

Just one in four lucky employees have seen their salary increase, the survey of 2,000 workers reveals.

During this year around four in five public sector workers have not had a pay rise, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said.

In contrast half of workers in private firms have seen their pay go up.

Those who did receive more money saw their wages jump by an average of 3%.

Pay rises are most likely in Scotland, the CIPD said. While in contrast the “pay-freeze capital” of the UK was named as the North West, with three quarters seeing no change to their salaries, followed by the West Midlands with 66%.

Copyright Press Association 2011

Want news like this straight to your inbox?

Related news


Nearly £6bn NHS funding will not improve backlog without tackling vacancies, doctors warn
The £5.9bn funding to tackle England’s growing backlog for care, which is expected to be...
Health Secretary ‘beating’ general practice with ‘a big stick’, BMA chair says
Working with the Government on primary care issues is ‘a real challenge’, a BMA chair...