The government has today set out the pay awards for over one million public sector workers in line with the policy of a one percent pay rise in 2014-15.
The following independent Pay Review Bodies (PRB) were asked to examine how a one percent pay increase could be applied across the relevant public sector workforces:
– Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB)
– NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB)
– Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body (DDRB)
– Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB)
– Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB)
The government response to the Pay Review Bodies’ recommendations confirms that all but the most highly paid public sector workers will receive a pay increase in the next financial year.
The pay allocations by workforce:
– Armed Forces: accept recommendations for a one percent increase.
– NHS staff and salaried doctors: all except the most senior managers will receive one percent additional pay. Those getting a progression pay increase (incremental pay increases for time served in a role typically worth over three percent) will only receive this. This is around 600,000 people (over 50 percent) of NHS staff. Anyone not getting progression pay will get a one percent payment instead. However, about 400 ‘Very Senior Managers’ in the NHS do not receive progression pay and will not receive a one percent payment. The total policy will save over £200 million in 2014-15 and over £400 million in 2015-16, which will be reinvested into the health service and help protect jobs.
– Contractor doctors and dentists: will receive a one percent pay increase.
– Police & Crime Commissioners: will not receive a pay increase.
– Senior Civil Servants: departments given the flexibility to determine how to allocate a one percent award across the workforce.
– Prison service: accept recommendations for a one percent pay increase for the majority of prison officers.
– Judiciary: accept recommendations for a one percent pay increase.