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UK Ministers Warn of Inflation Risk Linked to Public Pay Rises

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior ministers discussed the risk of public pay increases fueling inflation, a further hint that the governemnt is preparing a major showdown with UK trade unions.

A meeting of the UK cabinet on Tuesday discussed the current negotiations on public sector pay, Johnson’s spokesman, Max Blain, told reporters at a regular briefing. Speakers included Johnson, as well as Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.