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UK military pay rise 2007

Old 28th Jan 2007, 18:40
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UK military pay rise 2007

Well, the annual pay rise is normally announced in the next 2 weeks or so. The value of RPI is currently running at 4.4%.

Any rumours (this is a rumour network) about the likely pay rise this year?
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 18:53
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4.4% or more would be good but don't the sneaky b ds now use the CPI as a measure of inflation, currently around 3% ?
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 19:02
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Didn't everyone else only get 2.5% recently - Do You really expect your Govt will give you MORE than this?


...How much will some of the 'Give-Me-Backs' rise by (Families Quarters for example!)......bet they are not the same as the pay 'rise'.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 19:33
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Well, the annual pay rise is normally announced in the next 2 weeks or so. The value of RPI is currently running at 4.4%.
Any rumours (this is a rumour network) about the likely pay rise this year?
Not heard rumours, but know civil service can expect 3% (hence magical 3% max figure for the BOE before the Govenor starts writing letters to the Chancellor). Personally, cannot imagine more than 3% for the overstreched armed forces with this shambolic shower of in power.
 
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"Not heard rumours, but know civil service can expect 3%"

Most CS have got in the region of 2 - 2.5%. The MOD has still not implemented the Aug 06 payrise (negotiations ongoing) but this is likely to be only 2.5% progression, based on payscales drawn up 5 years ago.

I'd suggest 3 - 3.5% if lucky.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 21:27
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Normally the pay rise has been released by now. However seening that Jan's inflation rate is a bit high I guess those in power are waiting to see if Feb's rate is a bit lower then they can justify giving us less.

Watch this space I would think that we might get a few quid more but in 2 stages like we got years ago. Half in April half in September.

Don't really care anyhow I 've had enough and have banged in the PVR to get out 5 years early .....days to do getting few.

Rot in hell Blair.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 21:32
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I remember one year, way back when, that I was actually 50p a week WORSE off after they put up the MQ rent by more than my payrise was.

Word went round the patch that wives were NOT to talk to the press!!



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Old 28th Jan 2007, 21:39
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However seening that Jan's inflation rate is a bit high I guess those in power are waiting to see if Feb's rate is a bit lower then they can justify giving us less
Unfortunately the inflation rate won't work like that as far as Gordon is concerned. Higher inflation rates mean that he is more likely to try and cap any public sector rises to keep inflation under control rather than allowing a pay rise that actually means something.

Anyway, which of this week's made up inflation figures are you talking about? If we're lucky it will be in the region of 3%, but my money is on it being abotu 2.75%.

Thanks for nothing Tony.
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Doctor Cruces View Post
I remember one year, way back when, that I was actually 50p a week WORSE off after they put up the MQ rent by more than my payrise was.

Word went round the patch that wives were NOT to talk to the press!!



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I remember in the not so distant past, that my pay reduced by a lot more than 50p a week, due to the changes to NI, as well as the usual claw-back increases in quartering charge.

I'm not expecting any fantastic rise this year either - unless you are talking about the deduction rates on the right-hand side of the new improved, even more difficult to understand pay-slip!! Yo JPA!!
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Old 28th Jan 2007, 22:01
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Armed Forces pensions are going up by 2.6%, based on the inflation rate at September 2006. Don't expect those still serving will get much more. Sorry guys!
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 05:26
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The level of pay rises has, due to the processes involved, always been many months behind the actual RPI.

2.6% increase for retirees doesn't seem unexpected. Great - another 39 per month.
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 07:20
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Didn't Brown 'urge [pay award] restraint' just a few days ago to keep inflation from running away? He's hardly going to give the same military he thinks are a waste of money an award that's contrary to 'restraint' is he? I would guess it'll match BEagle's pension rise by about 2.5% ish - maybe as high as 3% because of public pressure - whereupon he can claim 'our much admired forces will receive a pay rise above the public sector award of 2% to reflect the increased pressure upon them and the difficult job they are doing. This will also address recruitment and retention issues.' - all these quotes just come from the Bumper Book of Spin, the reader just has to be careful not to accidentally read a random condolence message, which also feature on the Forces page.

In the small print, charges will rise upwards of 7% to keep a lid on inflation, producing a return on defence investment, while still representing value for money for our brave servicemen.
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Guy's, guy's, guys, c'mon wheres your patriotism???? Someone has to fund the politicians desperate need for a 60% pay rise. Money doesn't grow on trees you know so how can a Government of the people pay itself vast sums of cash in pay, allowances and pensions if we don't all do our bit with a stiff upper lip!

Besides, cuts down on the number of ex-mil types who have only operated a desk being able to afford peerages! ( )

Hope the pay rise is decent, my pensions not indexed linked yet
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I thought that retired pay was based on the September RPI figure? (ex mortgage payments etc) - last year it was 3.6% not 2.6% - see link. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloa...onomy/Rp04.pdf
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Guy's, guy's, guys, c'mon wheres your patriotism???? Someone has to fund the politicians desperate need for a 60% pay rise. Money doesn't grow on trees you know so how can a Government of the people pay itself vast sums of cash in pay, allowances and pensions if we don't all do our bit with a stiff upper lip!
Besides, cuts down on the number of ex-mil types who have only operated a desk being able to afford peerages! ( )
Hope the pay rise is decent, my pensions not indexed linked yet
not a chance.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/aa7f8f7c-af3...0779e2340.html
Says it all really. I get a funny feeling the wheels are coming of GB's miracle economy..... I suppose it depends on whether you believe inflation will fall while interest rates stay on hold
 
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The Brown Terror hasn't even started yet. Just wait till the MP for Cowdenbeath and Kirkaldy gets his hands on some 'real' power.
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The level of pay rises has, due to the processes involved, always been many months behind the actual RPI.
2.6% increase for retirees doesn't seem unexpected. Great - another 39 per month.
About the same as the increase in Council Tax!
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Can't keep his 'miracle economy' on the rails for much longer .....
All the pension pots are bare..... except for theirs of course

(My council tax rise is >200 this year, bless 'em and I still got bo**cked for putting a twig in my bin!)
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The Brown Terror hasn't even started yet. Just wait till the MP for Cowdenbeath and Kirkaldy gets his hands on some 'real' power.
IF Brown does become head honcho of Noo Labour ,then I will bare one of my appendages in Burtons Window IF they retain power in the next General Election.

Surely all of those pinheads who voted Tony and his feckwits in will have finally seen the light.................. even on their immigration policy alone they should all be burnt at the stake, let alone their financial mismanagement!

John Reid? A negative King Midas effect on everything he is involved with!

Prescott? A class conscious feckwit who should have been arrested years ago!

Dont get me started on the "Witches of Eastwick" (ie any female Labour MP)........ Rant over.

Pay rise................in my deluded world.............nothing less than 6% will be acceptable ( I can dream can't I?)
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 10:13
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Bladdered you are correct, Beagles figure is innacurate. The Sep RPI figure is that used for Government Departments to fix annual increases to State benefits, pensions etc.
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