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  1. The Pay Rise Signal has been released, but has been embargoed until 11:00. Once we have gone past that time, then it is up for military-wide distribution - but it runs to 8 signals! I will get what I can out here as quickly as possible.
     
  2. FULL TEXT FOLLOWS - DO YOUR OWN FORMATTING!

    SUBJECT 2006 AFPRB PAY AWARD
    FOR COMMANDING OFFICERS ONLY. NOT TO BE DISSEMINATED UNTIL 11.00 ON 16 FEB 06. NOT FOR OUT OF HOURS ACTION.
    2006 AFPRB PAY AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
    FROM DCDS PERS FOR ALL COMMANDING OFFICERS AND HEADS OF ESTABLISHMENT. THIS MATERIAL IS IN CONFIDENCE UNTIL 11.00 HOURS 16 FEB 06. THIS SIGNAL IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 11.00 HOURS 16 FEB 06 BUT THEN IS TO BE PROMULGATED TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL.
    1. THE 2006 REPORT OF THE ARMED FORCES PAY REVIEW BODY AFPRB WAS PUBLISHED TODAY. THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED THE REVIEW BODY'S RECOMMENDATIONS IN FULL AND INDIVIDUALS WILL SEE THE IMPACT OF THE AWARD IN THEIR APRIL 2006 PAY STATEMENTS. THIS SIGNAL SETS OUT THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE AFPRBS RECOMMENDATIONS.
    MILITARY PAY
    2. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THAT FROM 1 APRIL 2006 THE MILITARY PAY RANGES FOR ALL PERSONNEL EXCET FOR OTHER RANKS PAY ON RANGE 1 LOWER AND OTHER RANKS ON PAY RANGE 1 HIGHER LEVEL 1 AND NEW ENTRANTS SHOULD INCREASE BY 3 PER CENT.
    3. OTHER RANKS ON PAY RANGE 1 LOWER AND OTHER RANKS ON PAY RANGE 1 HIGHER 1 LEVEL 1 AND NEW ENTRANTS SHOULD INCREASE BY 3.3 PER CENT.
    4. EXAMPLES OF REVISED PAY RATES FOR OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS ARE SET OUT BELOW. ARMY TERMINOLOGY IS USED THROUGHOUT. EQUIVALENTS APPLY FOR THE OTHER SERVICES. ROUNDED ANNUAL RATES OF PAY ARE SHOWN DUE TO THE PLANNED ROLL OUT OF JOINT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION JPA FOR ALL 3 SERVICES IN 2006-2007. ILLUSTRATIVE DAILY RATES OF PAY ARE SHOWN FOR PERSONNEL WHO WILL REMAIN ON THE LEGACY PAY SYSTEM UNTIL THEY MOVE TO JPA LATER IN 2006-07
    OF6 PRE JPA JPA
    BRIG LEVEL 5 237.06 86,527
    BRIG LEVEL 4 234.62 85,636
    BRIG LEVEL 3 232.21 84,757
    BRIG LEVEL 2 229.79 83,873
    BRIG LEVEL 1 227.37 82,990


    OF5
    COL LEVEL 9 209.51 76,471
    COL LEVEL 8 207.01 75,559
    COL LEVEL 7 204.51 74,646
    COL LEVEL 6 202.02 73,737
    COL LEVEL 5 199.53 72,828
    COL LEVEL 4 197.04 71,920
    COL LEVEL 3 194.55 71,011
    COL LEVEL 2 192.05 70,098
    COL LEVEL 1 189.56 69,189

    OF4

    LT COL LEVEL 9 180.95 66,047
    LT COL LEVEL 8 178.78 65,255
    LT COL LEVEL 7 176.61 64,463
    LT COL LEVEL 6 174.46 63,678
    LT COL LEVEL 5 172.31 62,893
    LT COL LEVEL 4 170.16 62,108
    LT COL LEVEL 3 168.01 61,324
    LT COL LEVEL 2 165.86 60,539
    LT COL LEVEL 1 163.69 59,747

    OF3

    MAJ LEVEL 9 139.68 50,983
    MAJ LEVEL 8 136.79 49,928
    MAJ LEVEL 7 133.92 48,881
    MAJ LEVEL 6 131.04 47,830
    MAJ LEVEL 5 128.14 46,771
    MAJ LEVEL 4 125.27 45,724
    MAJ LEVEL 3 122.37 44,665
    MAJ LEVEL 2 119.51 43,621
    MAJ LEVEL 1 116.63 42,570

    OF2

    CAPT LEVEL 9 110.11 40,190
    CAPT LEVEL 8 108.86 39,734
    CAPT LEVEL 7 107.59 39,270
    CAPT LEVEL 6 105.10 38,362
    CAPT LEVEL 5 102.59 37,445
    CAPT LEVEL 4 100.10 36,537
    CAPT LEVEL 3 97.58 35,617
    CAPT LEVEL 2 95.07 34,701
    CAPT LEVEL 1 92.59 33,795

    OF1

    LT LEVEL 10 79.86 29,149
    LT LEVEL 9 77.95 28,452
    LT LEVEL 8 76.06 27,762
    LT LEVEL 7 74.16 27,068
    LT LEVEL 6 72.25 26,371
    LT LEVEL 5 60.11 21,940
    LT LEVEL 4 53.26 19,440
    LT LEVEL 3 45.35 16,553
    LT LEVEL 2 41.56 15,169
    LT LEVEL 1 38.03 13,881

    UCE

    U CAD LEVEL 4 43.71 15,954
    U CAD LEVEL 3 40.04 14,615
    U CAD LEVEL 2 35.66 13,016
    U CAD LEVEL 1 31.06 11,337

    WELBEXIAN OFFICER CADETS

    YEAR 3 43.71 15,954
    YEAR 2 40.04 14,615
    YEAR 1 31.06 11,337


    OTHER RANKS - HIGHER

    RANGE 5

    WARRANT LEVEL 7 114.17 41,672
    OFFICER I LEVEL 6 112.46 41,044
    LEVEL 5 110.48 40,325
    LEVEL 4 108.54 39,617
    LEVEL 3 106.58 38,902
    LEVEL 2 104.78 38,245
    LEVEL 1 102.76 37,507
    RANGE 4

    WARRANT LEVEL 9 105.62 38,551
    OFFICER II LEVEL 8 104 13 38,007
    LEVELS 5-9 LEVEL 7 102.67 37,475
    STAFF LEVEL 6 101.20 36,942
    SERGEANT LEVEL 5 99.02 36,142
    LEVELS 1-7 LEVEL 4 96.82 35,339
    LEVEL 3 94.64 34,540
    LEVEL 2 92.41 33,733
    LEVEL 1 90.24 32,938

    RANGE 3

    SERGEANT LEVEL 7 90.18 32,916
    LEVEL 6 88.52 32,310
    LEVEL 5 86.86 31,704
    LEVEL 4 85.20 31,098
    LEVEL 3 84.14 30,711
    LEVEL 2 82.06 29,952
    LEVEL 1 79.99 29,196

    RANGE 2

    CORPORAL LEVEL 7 81.03 29,576
    LEVEL 6 79.30 28,945
    LEVEL 5 77.69 28,357
    LEVEL 4 75.86 27,689
    LEVEL 3 74.13 27,057
    LEVEL 2 70.67 25,795
    LEVEL 1 67.38 24,594

    RANGE 1

    LANCE LEVEL 9 70.67 25,795
    CORPORAL LEVEL 8 67.38 24,594
    LEVELS 5-9 LEVEL 7 64.48 23,535
    PRIVATE LEVEL 6 61.65 22,502
    LEVELS 1-7 LEVEL 5 58.79 21,458
    LEVEL 4 53.17 19,407
    LEVEL 3 46.45 18,049
    LEVEL 2 44.79 16,348
    LEVEL 1 39.24 14,323

    OTHER RANKS - LOWER

    RANGE 5

    WARRANT LEVEL 7 107.74 39,325
    OFFICER I LEVEL 6 104.78 38,245
    LEVEL 5 101.92 37,201
    LEVEL 4 99.97 36,489
    LEVEL 3 98.03 35,781
    LEVEL 2 96.09 35,073
    LEVEL 1 94.26 34,405
    RANGE 4

    WARRANT LEVEL 9 96.77 35,321
    OFFICER II LEVEL 8 94.63 34,540
    LEVELS 5-9 LEVEL 7 93.42 34,098
    STAFF LEVEL 6 92.01 33,584
    SERGEANT LEVEL 5 88.03 32,131
    LEVELS 1-7 LEVEL 4 86.85 31,700
    LEVEL 3 84.86 30,974
    LEVEL 2 82.19 29,999
    LEVEL 1 81.13 29,612

    RANGE 3

    SERGEANT LEVEL 7 83.30 30,405
    LEVEL 6 82.67 30,175
    LEVEL 5 79.91 29,167
    LEVEL 4 77.88 28,426
    LEVEL 3 77.10 28,142
    LEVEL 2 75.21 27,452
    LEVEL 1 73.29 26,751

    RANGE 2

    CORPORAL LEVEL 7 72.87 26,598
    LEVEL 6 72.34 26,404
    LEVEL 5 71.77 26,196
    LEVEL 4 71.21 25,992
    LEVEL 3 70.67 25,795
    LEVEL 2 67.38 24,594
    LEVEL 1 64.48 23,535
    RANGE 1
    LANCE LEVEL 9 59.17 21,597
    CORPORAL LEVEL 8 57.10 20,842
    LEVELS 5-9 LEVEL 7 54.60 19,929
    PRIVATE LEVEL 6 52.36 19,111
    LEVELS 1-7 LEVEL 5 50.26 18,345
    LEVEL 4 47.69 17,407
    LEVEL 3 43.85 16,005
    LEVEL 2 41.55 15,166
    LEVEL 1 39.24 14,323


    NAVAL ARTIFICER APPRENTICES
    LEVEL 4 58.79 21,458
    LEVEL 3 40.88 14,921
    LEVEL 2 38.59 14,085
    LEVEL 1 34.31 12,523

    NEW ENTRANT RATE OF PAY 33.32 12,162

    5. MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS. THE AFPRB WILL SUBMIT SEPARATE
    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PAY OF MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS
    TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DOCTORS AND
    DENTISTS REVIEW BODY.

    6. RESERVES. THE PAY OF MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE FORCES WILL
    INCREASE IN PROPORTION TO THE INCREASES OUTLINED IN PARAS 2
    AND 3.

    7. RESERVES BOUNTIES. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THE FOLLOWING
    LEVELS OF BOUNTIES FROM 1 APRIL 2006.
    VOLUNTEER RESERVE FORCES TRAINING BOUNTY
    YEAR 1 382 POUNDS
    YEAR 2 840 POUNDS
    YEAR 3 1,298 POUNDS
    YEAR 5 1,506 POUNDS
    EX REGULAR OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS TRAINING BOUNTY
    339 POUNDS
    UNIVERSITY UNITS BOUNTY
    YEAR 1 131 POUNDS
    YEAR 2 152 POUNDS
    YEAR 3 185 POUNDS
    HIGH READINESS RESERVE BOUNTY 382 POUNDS
    SPONSORED RESERVE BOUNTY BASED ON THE TRAINING BOUNTY WITH
    RATES VARYING BETWEEN 50 PER CENT AND 100 PER CENT DEPENDING
    ON TRAINING COMMITMENT
    CALL OUT GRATUITY 458 POUNDS

    8. R IRISH-HSPT BOUNTIES. THE AFPRB ALSO RECOMMENDED THE
    FOLLOWING LEVELS OF BOUNTIES FROM 1 APRIL 2006.
    YEAR 1 535 POUNDS
    YEAR 2 1,003 POUNDS
    YEAR 3 1,467 POUNDS
    YEAR 5 1,690 POUNDS
    SPECIALIST PAY
    9. SPECIALIST PAY. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THAT ALL FORMS OF
    SPECIALIST PAY WILL INCREASE BY 3 PER CENT WITH EFFECT FROM
    1 APRIL 2006.
    COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCES
    10. UNPLEASANT LIVING ALLOWANCE ULA. THE AFPRB RECOMMEND
    THE INTRODUCTION OF UNPLEASANT LIVING ALLOWANCE FROM THE
    IMPLEMENTATION OF JPA IN EACH SERVICE AT A DAILY RATE OF 3.00
    POUNDS PER DAY
    11. ALL OTHER COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCES. THE AFPRB
    RECOMMENDED THAT ALL OTHER COMPENSATORY ALLOWANCES
    SHOULD BE INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT FROM 1 APRIL 06
    SEPARATION ALLOWANCES
    12. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THE INTRODUCTION OF LONGER
    SEPARATION ALLOWANCE LSA IN ITS 2005 REPORT. IT WILL COME INTO
    EFFECT AS JPA ROLLS OUT DURING 2006-07. THE AFPRB RECOMMEND THE
    FOLLOWING RATES FOR LSA FROM 1 APRIL 2006.
    LEVEL 1 6.02
    LEVEL 2 9.41
    LEVEL 3 12.82
    LEVEL 4 14.06
    LEVEL 5 15.14
    LEVEL 6 16.22
    LEVEL 7 17.30
    LEVEL 8 18.93
    LEVEL 9 20.01
    LEVEL 10 21.09
    LEVEL 11 22.17
    LEVEL 12 23.26
    LEVEL 13 24.34
    LEVEL 14 25.42
    13. LONGER SEPARATED SERVICE ALLOWANCE LSSA AND LONGER
    SERVICE AT SEA BONUS LSSB. FOR THOSE PERSONNEL WHO WILL
    REMAIN ON THE LEGACY PAY SYSTEM UNTIL THEY ROLL OUT TO JPA
    LATER IN 2006-07. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THE FOLLOWING FOR LSSA
    AND LSSB FROM 1 APRIL 2006.
    LSSA
    BASIC RATE 6.02
    MIDDLE RATE 9.41
    HGHER RATE 12.82
    LSSB
    18 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 5 YEARS TOTAL SERVICE 4.52
    5 YEARS AND LESS THAN 10 YEARS TOTAL SERVICE 8.64
    10 YEARS SERVICE AND OVER 11.52
    14. ACCUMULATED TURBULENCE AND ACCUMULATED TURBULENCE
    PLUS BONUSES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED AT THEIR PRESENT LEVELS OF
    1,350 POUNDS EACH.
    15. ACCOMMODATION CHARGES. THE AFPRB HAS RECOMMENDED
    SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES TO MOST LEVELS OF ACCOMMODATION
    CHARGES.
    16. SERVICE FAMILIES ACCOMMODATION SFA. INCREASES TO SFA
    CHARGES RANGE FROM 2 PER CENT TO 13.3 PER CENT. THE REASONS FOR THE INCREASES ARE
    TWOFOLD. FIRSTLY THERE HAS BEEN A RISE IN
    UTILITY COSTS. SECONDLY THE AFPRB HAS RECOMMENDED
    SIGNIFICANT TIERED INCREASES TO RENTAL CHARGES. IN 2002 THE
    AFPRB ANNOUNCED THEIR STRATEGY TO BRING RENTAL CHARGES FOR
    SFA CLOSER TO CIVILIAN COSTS LESS AN APPROPRIATE DISCOUNT BY
    2006. THIS TARGET WAS SUBSEQUENTLY EXTENDED TO 2009 TO ALLOW
    FOR ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS TO SFA. ALTHOUGH COMMUNICATED
    FOR SOME TIME THIS YEARS INCREASES WILL STILL COME AS A
    SIGNIFICANT CHANGE FOR MANY IN SFA.
    17. SINGLE LIVING ACCOMMODATION SLA. INCREASES TO SLA
    CHARGES RANGE FROM 5 PER CENT TO 14.5 PER CENT. IN ADDITION TO
    THE INCREASED UTILITY CHARGES GIVEN THE SLOW RATE OF
    IMPROVEMENTS THE AFPRB HAS ADOPTED A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
    CIVILIAN COMPARATOR COSTS SUGGEST THAT THE GAP BETWEEN
    SERVICE AND CIVILIAN CHARGES LESS THE DISCOUNT IS NARROWER
    THAN FOR SFA. THE AFPRB BELIEVE IT IS INAPPROPRIATE AT THIS STAGE
    TO EMBARK ON A STRATEGY TO BRING SLA RENTAL CHARGES CLOSER TO
    THE MARKET RATES.
    18. GARAGE CHARGES. THE AFPRB RECOMMENDED THAT THE CHARGE
    SHOULD BE INCREASED TO 262 POUNDS 80 PENCE PER YEAR FROM
    1 APRIL 2006.
    19. FOOD CHARGES. THE REVIEW BODY HAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE
    FOOD CHARGES SHOULD INCREASE BY 3.2 PER CENT TO 25 POUNDS AND
    62 PENCE PER WEEK FOR SINGLE PERSONNEL AND 18 POUNDS AND 76
    PENCE PER WEEK FOR MARRIED UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL FROM
    1 APRIL 2006.
    20. SENIOR SALARIES REVIEW BODY SSRB. THE SSRBS 2006 REPORT
    WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A SEPARATE SIGNAL.
    21. SUMMARY. SOME PERSONNEL MAY POINT TO THE SIGNIFICANT
    INCREASES IN ACCOMMODATION CHARGES AND FEEL THAT THEY ARE
    LITTLE BETTER OFF. GIVEN THAT THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERED THAT
    ALL PAY REVIEW BODIES SHOULD BASE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ON
    ACHIEVEMENT OF THE INFLATION TARGET OF 2 PER CENT CONSUMER
    PRICES INDEX THIS AWARD SHOULD BE SEEN AS A POSITIVE OUTCOME
    FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL. THE DIRECTED LETTERS CONTAINING THE
    FULL AND DEFINITIVE RATES FOR THE PAY AND CHARGES OF ALLSERVICE PERSONNEL, OF
    BRIGADIER AND BELOW WILL FOLLOW. THIS
    SIGNAL IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.
     
  3. Thank you for that substantial pay rise ?????

    They say they are giving us 3% in line with inflation - happy with that, it is understandable.

    They then say that due to vastly increased utility costs accom is up by more than inflation as are the majority of all the other costs so in fact we are worse off than we were before after tax.

    Food +3.2% (above inflation)

    SINGLE LIVING ACCOMMODATION SLA. INCREASES TO SLA
    CHARGES RANGE FROM 5 PER CENT TO 14.5 PER CENT (above inflation)

    SERVICE FAMILIES ACCOMMODATION SFA. INCREASES TO SFA
    CHARGES RANGE FROM 2 PER CENT TO 13.3 PER CENT (above inflation)

    How does this tie in with the treasury's 2% inflation target?
     
  4. I'm glad you noticed that! It all seems to have gone quiet - we haven't had a payrise that actually took this much money off people since the 70s. They are doing it to being things into line with the civilian housing sector, yet Service personnel are within the lower-paid public servant bracket but cannot at the moment take advantage of affordable housing schemes. The increase of LSAP was stopped (thanks to the Army!), so people are now in the position of actually being better off moving ashore to privately rented accommodation. No main gate hassle, more independence, etc. Not a popular move, which I think will prove a bone of contention once the signal starts to move around the Fleet, etc.
     
  5. Sodding great - we're in SFA. That's a pay decrease for us then. Well, I guess its time for CINCNAGHOME to do her time for pension then get out.
     
  6. Absolutely incredible.
    I thought one of the reasons for accommodation at less than civvie market rates was to help counter things like having to move home every 2 years.
    Person now finds it cheaper to by a house in e.g. Pompey area. Gets drafted to Faslane & decides not to move family from nice new home. Now has to pay extortionate accom charges that made hime buy a house in the first place ????
    Pay rise, what pay rise ?
    Of Course HMG will turn round & say their only following independant AFPRB recommendations. Who sits on AFPRB ?
     
  7. My thoughts exactly. It's slughtky better for the RN in that with home ports you can spend a lot of your carreer based out of the same place, but for the Army it's bad news, especially for 'Corps' personnel that move from regiment to regiment so are genuinely shifting all over Europe every 18 months to 2 years.

    Thanks a lot for nothing MoD (and AFPRB). That'll be us marking the days to go chit.
     
  8. Pros and Cons to the RN. Ask the Ark Royal! Portsmouth based ship, refitting in Scotland. So, they draft people to the ship who are Portsmouth preferees, then move the ship to Scotland, change the base port to Scotland, and then draft on the jocks. All the Portsmouth guys lose the extra warrants because they are no longer on a displaced refit, happy faces all round!
     
  9. Oh and I forgot to mention Gordon Brown also takes up tp 40% of the pay rise back in tax so for some that will be a 1.8% actual take home rise (below inflation!!!!)
     
  10. Pay rise?

    Right
    Have done my maths homework, and here is how this great pay rise will see a substantial increase in the level of comfort & financial security that my family can now afford, with me being in the top pay band for a Lt RN, living in SFA with a garage bolted to the side (anyone know if I promise not to use it any more, do I still have to pay for it?).

    2005 DRP £106.90 = £39018.50 2006 DRP £110.11 = £40190.15
    Pay Rise = £1171.65 After 40% tax = £702.99 = £1.926 per day

    Garage charges 2005 - £248.2 2006 - £262.8 = Rise of £14.60
    SFA Charge 2005 - £2628 2006 - £2969.64 = Rise of £341.64

    £702.989 - (£341.64 + £14.60) =£346.35
    = 94p a day pay rise.
    And that is not including any changes to the CILOCT or the water bills (insufficient info).
    Can anyone explain to me how I motivate those below me, & hence getting a smaller pay rise than my kingly 94p, to bother getting out of their beds in the morning, let alone volunteering for secondary duties or out of area deployments? And no doubt the private dental care I am forced to pay for my family (having been forced to move to an area with no NHS dentists - again) will go up with inflation and take a chunk of this.
    I honestly pity anyone trying to bring up a family in the services, because the sacrifices we give up over our civil friends are not rewarded.

    Darling, we are going to have to sell the kids! :evil:
     
  11. The Times, Friday February 17th page 8, at least in this article they've noted that someone on the bottom rung of the ladder will only get an extra 80 pence a week and that food charges are going up.
     
  12. The signal seems to be sinking in a little more now.

    I think we all knew that at some point we would have to pay for the SLAM, and PAYD gives people the option to take their business elsewhere. The rise in MQs is a bit of a shocker, because it now encourages people to look for private accommodation - are we about to enter a period of selling off MQs again, perhaps? If I was a slum landlord in a military town, I would be laughing my socks off - match the military charges, encourage guys to move out where they don't have rounds, don't have to get through a main gate after a night on the beer, don't have someone knocking on their cabin door asking for a duty sub, or a helping hand with a task that has just come up. The Army actively blocked the rise in LSAP because they wanted to keep their guys on camp, and this rise in charges will only force people to request to move out.

    It's not an encouraging pay rise when considered against the additional work that has been carried out by the Armed Forces in the last few years. However, I seriously doubt if it will force people to put there notice in - people tend to moan loudly for a week or so, then shrug it off and just get on with it again. I wonder how far you can push people before they really give up and look for something better?
     

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