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Govt staffing must be looked at, says Teare

Pay rise puts pressure on budgets

The Treasury minister says it will be difficult to keep government finances on track, following a pay rise awarded to some public sector workers.

Around 3,300 have been given the 2.2% increase, more than the 1% allowed for in departmental budgets.

It equates to an extra £1.6 million of public money.

The deal went to binding arbitration.

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says staffing levels will need to be looked at again:

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