Big Pay Rise This April??

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by Happy_Sapper, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. Out on Telic 9 & topic keeps popping up at scoff regarding a "bumper" pay rise in April. Two trains of thought:

    1. We are already skint so how the feck can they afford to give us a big pay rise?

    2. With a number of "Top Brass" having grown a set and absolutely slated Tony & his Government publicly and with recruiting & retention in a dire state, the only option left is to pay us what we are worth and hence a big pay rise come April 07.

    Any thoughts :?
  2. It doesn't matter if you get a big pay rise. Most of it will be taken back in food, accommodation and other ways.
  3. Don't get your hopes up!
  4. Soldier_Why

    Soldier_Why LE Moderator

    Here's my prediction - 3% and staggered. Probably something like 2% in April with the other 1% sometime Oct/Nov.
  5. I agree that is most likely (although one of our Minsters has recently pointed out that this Government has always paid the increase on time and in one go, rather than in steps as was the behaviour of the last Tory Government - hoisted by his own petard, perhaps?), and they will bump up the charges by more than inflation. Recruiting and retention will, of course, be massively improved by this increase.....

  6. 'Lower ranks' - decent rise, 'higher' ranks not so decent.


    Where will the line be drawn to define the 'lower' rank'.
    How do you prevent disincentivisation of the 'higher' rank as the pay gap between 'lower' and 'higher' reduces.

  7. Promotion!!
  8. Expect the square root of fcuk all apart from a lot of noise and spin over a "big" headline amount in the short term for the headlines.

    Many expect that to result in quite modest increases in actual net cash paid and being delivered over a longer term.
  9. Promotion? Don't be silly! Have you forgotten about what is happening with the Royal Navy and their promotion freeze?

    By applying this to all 3 Services you will stop people being angry at not being promoted because they cease to loose money :)

    Edited to add:

    Having listened to Toneee's bullshítting speech on the telly just now (so no point asking for a link Sven you stupid cnut), it is clear that no matter how high the pay rise awarded (and I suspect it will be in one part), the charges for accommodation will, miraculously, equal or slightly exceed any increase in salary.

    Especially as Tonee claims that they are 15,000 houses ahead of schedule for improvements. Having claimed that the MoD spent 700 million quid last year, and will spend 5 billion over the next 10 years (is that the gross figure in 10 years including inflation, or 5 billion at today's value?), this means that in the future the government will be spending even less than it is at the moment: 5billion over 10 years=500million per annum, a rather significant reduction on the 700million spent this year.

    Nice soundbite though.

    My top tip to all those still serving: prepare to get royally shafted.
  10. I have adopted the position....

  12. Agreed NO CHANCE. 3% maximum.
  13. 3.5% at the most, unless they use it as a thank you and a vote for Gordon.
  14. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    They could give me 100%, the Liarbour w@nkers still aren't getting my vote.

  15. Here you are lads take a 10% pay rise, now remember where to put that cross at the next election.

    Your mate Gordon xxx

    Sparky :)