Pay Rise Signal Today

#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
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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.
 

McHammock

Lantern Swinger
#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
McHammock said:
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 ?
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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