Bounty Increase for 2008

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    This from the AFPRB Report:

    3.32 To support our annual assessment of Reserves’ Bounties, MOD provided manning and Continuous Attitude Survey evidence. We also gathered views from our visits and discussed these with the Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) and the Director of Reserve Forces and Cadets. The 2006 National Audit Office Report and MOD’s evidence demonstrate the enduring commitment to Reserves supporting operations. The Territorial Army (TA) mobilise 1,200 personnel annually and 26 per cent of Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and 73 per cent of Royal Marine Reserve (RMR) have mobilised since the start of Op TELIC. RAF Reserves (RAuxAF) deploying at 25 per cent have doubled since 2006. MOD commented that the commitment to operations was stable, manning levels were sustainable without compulsory mobilisation, and greater forward planning had improved preparation and training. 3.33 Reserves’ trained strength continues to fall short of requirement – TA 85 per cent
    strength, RNR 71 per cent, RMR 88 per cent and RAuxAF 65 per cent. Recruitment has been in decline since 1999 and remains a significant challenge but a “One Service” recruiting initiative is underway. Retention is complex, influenced by the quality of training and external pressures from employers and families. Further work was planned, alongside the review of Reserve Terms and Conditions of Service, to improve the mix between full and part time service. In this regard, we urge MOD to maintain progress integrating Reserves and Regulars, particularly on operations, to look at single-Service Bounty requirements and to ensure employer goodwill is maintained. In the meantime, MOD, and those we met on visits, continued to emphasise the importance to retention of the Bounties. We also note that Reserves continue to be an integral part of operational capability. With these in mind, we recommend Bounties and the Call-Out
    Gratuity be increased in line with our overall pay recommendation.
    Recommendation 10: We recommend that all rates of Compensatory Allowances be increased by 2.6 per cent from 1 April 2008. The recommended rates are set out at Appendix 2.

    Recommendation 11: We recommend the following rates of Reserves’ Bounty from 1 April 2008:
    • Volunteer Reserve Forces Training Bounty – Year 1 £405, Year 2 £891, Year 3 £1,376 and Year 5 £1,596;
    • Ex-Regular Officers and Other Ranks Training Bounty – £359;
    • University Units Bounty – Year 1 £139, Year 2 £161 and Year 3 £196;
    • High Readiness Reserve Bounty – £405;
    • Sponsored Reserve Bounty – based on the Training Bounty with rates varying between 50 per cent and 100 per cent depending on training commitment; and
    • Call-Out Gratuity – £485.
  2. msr

    msr LE

    Apologies for being dim, but are these the bounty rates for 2008?

  3. Yea ditto is this what I will get in Apr 08 for 07/08 Trg Year or will this be for 08/09 Trg Year ie Apr 09????
  4. msr

    msr LE

    And what about the year 4 bounty?
  5. I thought years 3 & 4 were the same..... But hey I dont worry about that level any more. :lol: :lol:
  6. So we are so valued and the bounty recognised as such a key retention tool that it should be raised by the same, below inflation rate of 2.6%. Also, while the regular X factor has been increased to 14% the TA rate remains at 5%, despite the vastly increased use of TA on operations with the consequential increase in disruption and disturbance.

    At least our voluntary commitment is sustainable - they said so.
  7. ...and they never change their minds. (For a given value of, 'minds'...)
  8. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    What, or who, is High Readiness Reserve?
  9. Sounds like it is something extra for the SUPER-STABS who can deploy at a moments notice.

    Or am I barking up the wrong tree…
  10. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Now for the Government view:

    "Of course 2.6% is an above-inflation pay rise. Official inflation is less than that."

    That's the line thet they'll use, of course. Still, it's more than the coppers got.

    As for HRR, this was an idea in the Reserve Forces Act that never really took off - there are a few, in the Air Force, but none (I think) in the TA. The idea was that they would be able to be mobilised quickly - see Part IV of the Reserve Forces Act for details. Or don't - it's not very interesting really :)
  11. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    How do you go about being one? Or is this for Special People (trade wise) only?

    Edited to add: Thanks Old Snowy just read your post!
  12. High Readiness Reservists (HRRs) have specific skills which the Armed Forces may need, but which are only required occasionally. They volunteer for High Readiness status and can be deployed at short notice. If an HRR has a regular job and works more than two days per week, they will require the written consent of their employer to hold HRR status. This consent takes the form of an agreement that is renewed annually. In the event of mobilisation, an HRR can be asked to serve for up to nine months.


    Payable from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008(£)[/align]

    Can be found here:


    So these have got to be the next year's which would make them ready to pay out in 15 months time (or so...)
  14. Are you classed as one if you've got your kit packed already? :lol: