Is 1percent an insult surely is

Yes but they know the response and ultimate figure. Or so they think. People are wiser today. They deserve at least 7%

I reckon that 5% would be a good starting point.

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Jeremy (*)unt was health Secretary between 2012 & 2018. During this period he ensured that NHS staff consistently failed to keep up with inflation.