What is apparent is that the Covid crisis created a disconnect between public and private sector pay that it is clear that this government is determined to maintain. This is despite the fact that the cost of re-establishing the link is small, and pays for itself anyway. What is more, because most of the public sector is not paid for by charging for services supplied, there is no mechanism for these pay rises to feed into price inflation.
If the government prints the money to pay for the pay rises then this increases inflation, no? Even MMT says that, right?