Almost 900,000 public sector workers, many of whom have fought on the front line against coronavirus, are to get an above-inflation pay rise.Doctors, teachers and police officers are among those who will receive salary increases of up to 3.1% in 2020/21.
The Treasury said the cash would come from existing departmental budgets.
The chancellor said the workers made a "vital contribution" to the country, but Labour said the rise would not make up for years of real-terms cuts, BBC reported.
More than 300 NHS workers have died in England alone after contracting coronavirus, many doing so while caring for patients.
Not all settlements will be UK-wide.
Teachers in England, and dentists and doctors across the UK, will see the largest increases at 3.1% and 2.8% respectivelyPolice, prison officers and National Crime Agency staff in England and Wales will be given a 2.5% rise in pay, while members of the armed forces across the UK will get 2%
Members of the judiciary and senior civil servants across the UK will also see their pay topped up by 2%.