While it is a very nice thought you may have to think again. If the average pay rise on promotion is 3% I'm guessing that a 10% payrise would put most (if not all Cpls) on more money than Sgts and in some cases more than newly promoted SSgts, that just isn't workable.
Hard via the jungle drums from a mate of mine in the treasury that it will be between 6-8%. He is normally spot on with his newsfeeds & inside info. The fat overweight left wing socialists and some of the militant lefties have already made mutterings about in equality & why shoud HM Forces get such a good stretch. The bottom line is 90% of civil servants are overweight, ugly, unfit, slow and unproductive. They have an average sickness of 3 weeks a year. If I was in power I would be giving you folk an 18% payrise and reducing ordinary civil service pay by 18%. Infact I would employ hard working Polish folk & other decent foreigners who have great work ethics..................mmm I may stand as an MP at the next election on an Armed Forces Ticket.
All well and groovy giving mega pay deals out, but generally, pay in civvy strasse is behind. Personally, and I will probably get stick for this, wages are not too bad, especially if you are living in extremely cheap accomodation (we can leave the general standard of it for another thread) Any SNCO coming out after 22 years without a trade that crosses into civvystrasse might be in for a bit of a rude awakening
Excellent idea, and good for the pay & allowances, I believe (just ask that cnut Eric Joyce). I could do some really good work on the Select Defence Committee, asking awkward questions! On the subject of pay, along with everything else nowadays, any 'extra' is likely to come from within existing resources, so will be balanced out somewhere, and not just accn charges.
From mothballing mega amounts of ships, to not providing decent kit (including MBTs), to cutting armed forces - most of the things this government has put the armed forces through the Tories have done something similar.