“Nurses must be next for pay cap lift” says Lewes MP

Following news that police and prison officers are to receive 2% and 1.7% average pay rises respectively, therefore lifting the 1% pay cap, Maria Caulfield MP has urged the Government to ensure that nurses are next for an above 1% pay rise.

Maria Caulfield has been working alongside the Royal College of Nursing to try and convince the Government of the need to scrap the pay cap. At their joint event in Parliament recently, 71 MPs were able to come to show their support.

The Lewes MP was a full time nurse until her first election in 2015, and now still works in the Royal Marsden Hospital during her spare time.

Maria Caulfield said “I am pleased that the Government has lifted the pay cap for police and prison officers, but nurses must be next in line for a pay rise that is above 1%.”

“Nurses and other hospital staff have effectively had a real terms pay cut over recent years and it is right that now is the time to lift the pay cap for frontline staff.”