The 1% cap on public sector pay rises in Scotland will be scrapped next year, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
The Scottish government has largely stuck to a UK-wide 1% limit on pay rises that was introduced in 2013 after a two-year freeze.
But as she outlined her government’s plans for the next year, the first minister said future pay rises would be based on the cost of living.
There have been reports that the UK government is drawing up similar plans.
Ms Sturgeon told MSPs that it was time for the Scottish government to “refocus our efforts and refresh our agenda” after a decade in power.
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