Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has responded to protests by NHS staff against the 1% pay cap, saying:
‘I have a great deal of sympathy for the case that nurses have made. They do a brilliant job, they work hard, and I am aware they give the health service an extraordinary amount of time for free’.
‘But we have a budget that we have to live within, and public sector pay is a matter for the Chancellor, and it is for the Chancellor to set pay across the public sector’.
Mr. Hunt did promise to meet with the chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, and pass on her concerns to Philip Hammond.
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