Responding to Health Secretary Matt Hancock's refusal to commit to a pay rise for NHS workers in an interview with Andrew Marr on Sunday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran commented: “Nurses and care workers on the frontline against Covid-19 need more than a round of applause, they need a decent wage. It cannot be right that some of those we rely on the most at this time of crisis are being paid the least.
Layla said: "After years of seeing their salaries cut in real terms, NHS staff deserve to be recognised and valued through an increase in pay.
"The government must also ensure the NHS receives the funding it needs to cope with a potential second wave. It's time the chancellor started listening to the government's own slogan: protect the NHS and save lives."