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Daily Round-Up: Public sector to get coronavirus pay-rise reward




Public sector pay-rise Almost 900,000 public sector workers, including doctors, police officers, and teachers, will receive an above-inflation pay-rise, for their contributions during the pandemic. The Treasury announced that the pay increases of up to 3.1% would come from existing departmental budgets.

Cancer deaths expected Around 3,500 people in England may die within the next five years as a direct result of delays in diagnosis due to the overwhelming pressure on health services put on by the coronavirus crisis, according to research from the Lancet Oncology Journal.

Recovery fund agreed EU leaders have reached an agreement on a €750bn coronavirus pandemic recovery fund after days of debate, in the bloc's longest summit in almost 20 years.

Public sector workers, including health workers, are to receive a pay rise in recognition of their efforts during the coronavirus crisis
Public sector workers, including health workers, are to receive a pay rise in recognition of their efforts during the coronavirus crisis

Norfolk and Suffolk coronavirus figures In Suffolk, the total number of cases has been adjusted to 2,640, whilst in Norfolk the figure remains at 2,869.

Nationally, the total number of cases stands at 295,372, with 580 cases in the last 24 hours, whilst the death total stands at 45,312, with 11 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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