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AFPRB 2010...

#1
As above... Apparently this years report was submitted to Gordon around the end of January!
Any news/rumours etc? :?

I know there's no requirement for HM Govt to release it yet but come on - surely they can't leave it til 31st March again... :x

Erm, oh yeah - they probably can!!! 8O
 
#6
Sounds like the fat one-eyed sweaty sock wants council tax bills to go up, obviously too busy giving our money to Haiti and Chile...

Call me cynical but I can't see anything left for us...
 
#7
I was under the impression that council tax (certainly for where I live) was going to be a minor increase? Lowest in ages... has that fat **** changed that?!
 
#8
If the AF get anything, any increase is almost guaranteed to be wiped out by inflation and increases in food/accommodation charges. In effect, just like the rest of the public service, a pay cut.

Of course, any pay award above 0% will be accompanied by Brown/Mandleson/Jobsworth announcing, "We fully appreciate the dedication of the AF and are therefore awarding them 1.5%, which is an increase of 1.5% more than the rest of the public services and is therefore an increase in real terms blah, blah, blah."
 
#9
Mongoose said:
I was under the impression that council tax (certainly for where I live) was going to be a minor increase? Lowest in ages... has that fat * changed that?!
No, Council tax rise are to have their lowest increase since it began in 1993. The average increase is about 1.6%.

All sound good so far?

So, ask yourself why? Why would council tax increases be so low during a recession when the opposite should be true?

Easy, peasy.

Councils are following a signal from central government that hikes in bills should be kept low, following a 4% increase in the Government grant which makes up 75% of their income, he said.

A spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government said: "Councils would not have been able to deliver low council tax increases without the above inflation grants they have received every year from Government since 1997 - a 45% real-terms increase for councils.

"The Government continues to give this support and in April councils will get £76.3 billion or an additional 4% for next year.
The Independent

In effect, a pre-election ruse from central Government.
 
#10
A recent post from PPrune...

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Radar Command:

Stop me if I'm wrong, but for the last 10-15 years, the private sector have been giving themselves inflation-busting pay rises while the public sector for the most part has had to endure lower than inflation rises in order to keep in line with the govt's inflation targets. However, now that the private sector is feeling the squeeze and cutting pay it expects the public sector to do the same. Perhaps the private sector should have shown a little more restraint when times were good.

Maybe if AFPRB 39th report reflects the current inflation rate (3.5%) as it has always claimed to do in the past the public sector may start to close the gap that has opened up between private and public salaries over the last 15 years.

Then again, when has this govt ever stood up for anything? We'll see 1.5% if we're lucky in order to placate the private sector.
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Anyone know what month's CPI/RPI is used when calculating any rise for us?
 
#11
jim1556 said:
Stop me if I'm wrong, but for the last 10-15 years, the private sector have been giving themselves inflation-busting pay rises while the public sector for the most part has had to endure lower than inflation rises in order to keep in line with the govt's inflation targets. However, now that the private sector is feeling the squeeze and cutting pay it expects the public sector to do the same. Perhaps the private sector should have shown a little more restraint when times were good.?
Maybe its just that the private sector live in the real world of profit and loss and the public sector well........
 
#12
Nice to see the Government can announce their own 1.5% £1000 pay rise before ours...

Once again, the contempt they show the Armed Forces is stunning...

Tossers!
 
#15
For those with access to the t'intranet, check out the message from the CDS and PUS. For those without access, it sets the scene for a gloomy looking pay announcement whenever that should appear (2359 on 31st March would be my guess).
 
#16
takes the p1ss a bit, just after it accounces on the news how much those (trying to find an appropriate word here) people who make a hash of running this country have been given on top of there already overpaid salarys
 
#17
issac_hunt said:
For those with access to the t'intranet, check out the message from the CDS and PUS. For those without access, it sets the scene for a gloomy looking pay announcement whenever that should appear (2359 on 31st March would be my guess).
Are we really suprised? After all, the MP's in this country have had a tough year having to actually appear to sorry over extorting money from the tax payer left and right. They need a bit of extra money to make up for the claims they had to put off submitting until the story died down again.
 
#20
You can only imagine the back lash if our pay rise is less than that of the MP's, especially after so many of the lads have given their lifes for queen and country this year!
 

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