So how much do you end up geting?

#2
From what I have been told thus far, the money that goes in to your account at the end of the month is your money i.e the bills for food and accomodation has already been taken out. So if it says 11,774 that's how much you should get...I think.
 
#6
That figure may be correct as a crow but that is BEFORE accommodation, food, tax, charge in lieu of council tax national insurance, PAX and any charges are deducted you'll probable get about £550 a month when you are in basic, rising to a grand take home at the start of phase 2.

Hope this helps

Worm
 
#7
hahahaha you wont be on a grand take home at the start of phase 2 im afraid my toms out the factory take home around 700-750 at their first unit after say 12-18 months in the army
 
#8
Had a look at my old pay statements when i started phase 2 in apr 04 i got 750 pound a month and after 6 months went up to 800 when i went of recruit pay hope that helps oh yeh thats with grade 4 accom
 
#9
But before you all go errrrr its only £550 a month, remember that all spending money....

On Civie street, if you say earn £15 k a year, thats about £1k a month take home, after tax, NI, rent, heating, food, electricity, insurance, TV, Sky you won't be left with a lot more then £300.00 spending money. So a Soldier clearing £550 is better off then a civvie earnming £15k.

Not bad is it?
 
#10
When I was at RSC last week, they showed that after Tax, NI, Accomodation etc, it came to something like £150 a week, maybe just below, £550 a month after tax and so on sounds about right.

Hope this helps,

Helios
 
#11
Tango34_UK said:
But before you all go errrrr its only £550 a month, remember that all spending money....

On Civie street, if you say earn £15 k a year, thats about £1k a month take home, after tax, NI, rent, heating, food, electricity, insurance, TV, Sky you won't be left with a lot more then £300.00 spending money. So a Soldier clearing £550 is better off then a civvie earnming £15k.

Not bad is it?
That is very true. I,m on 32k pa now as a civvy. After the morgage,bills, food, council tax, resident parking permits, bupa, pension, sky, Tv licience, insurances etc are taken out of the 1900 or there abouts I take home. I,m lucky to be left with about £450 out of which I have 2 kids to keep which leaves me with about £ 150 pm disposable income. Army pay may look crap on paper (admitidley we could ALL do with a raise) but its not a bad considering. £550 pm for a 17 yo as disposable income in fact is very good. When I was a Jnr in 86 we were on about £65pw , £15 of which was paid in cash at a pay parade & the rest was banked for you in credits which ensured you had a good wedge to go on leave with !!!.

Regards LT.
 
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#12
When I joined up, I was on £14 a fortnight. Honest. I couldn't afford to smoke.......or drink. That was in the days of 'Oi....one egg you c*nt' from the fat chain smoking chef at the hotplate. Never missed a meal. I was constantly starving. I looked like a Biafran in DPM. I was forced to buy razor blades and shaving foam............I wasn't even old enough to shave. They used to give us 'credits' when we went on leave. My first leave I got £75 in credits (to last a fortnight). I'm sure that I was robbed.

I feel really f*cking old now.
 
#13
when I were a lad, which was even longer ago than biccies, we got enough to buy either a pint of coke or milk a night and 20 fags to last you the week. as all the rest of the money went on the tracksuit, troop plaque, picture etc, not that we had to buy them but everyone had to dress the same for PT, and if you didn't want the picture or plaque there was plenty of room on fire piquet rosta we were reminded..
 
#14
LoneTree said:
Tango34_UK said:
But before you all go errrrr its only £550 a month, remember that all spending money....

On Civie street, if you say earn £15 k a year, thats about £1k a month take home, after tax, NI, rent, heating, food, electricity, insurance, TV, Sky you won't be left with a lot more then £300.00 spending money. So a Soldier clearing £550 is better off then a civvie earnming £15k.

Not bad is it?
That is very true. I,m on 32k pa now as a civvy. After the morgage,bills, food, council tax, resident parking permits, bupa, pension, sky, Tv licience, insurances etc are taken out of the 1900 or there abouts I take home. I,m lucky to be left with about £450 out of which I have 2 kids to keep which leaves me with about £ 150 pm disposable income. Army pay may look crap on paper (admitidley we could ALL do with a raise) but its not a bad considering. £550 pm for a 17 yo as disposable income in fact is very good. When I was a Jnr in 86 we were on about £65pw , £15 of which was paid in cash at a pay parade & the rest was banked for you in credits which ensured you had a good wedge to go on leave with !!!.

Regards LT.
If you end up with your own room and your own TV are you responsible for obtaining a TV licence for it? NOT a WAH
 
#16
Just so some of you Juniors understand, when I was serving I was on by the time I left around £15k, or £1k a month desposible income.


I am now a civvie, working full time in care looking after Challinging Behaviour in Yound Adults (and running my own company in any spart time I have left)

I work an average of a 55 Hour week, split over 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a week, and I take home about £1300 a month, after I have paid for all I have to, I am left about £100 a month to spend on myself.

Army Money , is VERY GOOD when you look at un like that, to have £550.00 a month, I would need to be on approx £25k a year!
 
#17
Tango34_UK said:
Just so some of you Juniors understand, when I was serving I was on by the time I left around £15k, or £1k a month desposible income.


I am now a civvie, working full time in care looking after Challinging Behaviour in Yound Adults (and running my own company in any spart time I have left)

I work an average of a 55 Hour week, split over 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a week, and I take home about £1300 a month, after I have paid for all I have to, I am left about £100 a month to spend on myself.

Army Money , is VERY GOOD when you look at un like that, to have £550.00 a month, I would need to be on approx £25k a year!
So what you're really saying is 'The Army's great and being a civvy is sh1t'. I'm starting to notice a worrying pattern on this site, it appears that the only downside to being in the Army is that you have to go back to being a civvie afterwards.
 
#18
lol, no being a civvie has its moments, as does being a soldier.

I don't have to stag on, go to war, go on 3 week exercises, and get told what to do 24/7 any more.

I do get more stressed, have to worrie about money, work, and lots of other things.

If I could go back and change it all would I? Yes instead of leaving the Army, I would have transfered into another area, or gone for a better posting (as I was offered) then leave.

But Civvie street, is ok, its just that I think "all the ex mob that are on this site" would agree we miss the forces :)
 
#19
i'm a JS at the Army foundation College i have only being in the army 7 months i started on about 690 a month thats after all my bills food, acom ect about 2 months ago my pay went from being £30 a day to around £39 a day and thats 7 days a week i'm not on around £900 a month and i don't think thats bad for a 17 year old. but just to anser your question the £11,000 a year is before bills and tax. :lol:
 
#20
i'm a JS at the Army foundation College i have only being in the army 7 months i started on about 690 a month thats after all my bills food, acom ect about 2 months ago my pay went from being £30 a day to around £39 a day and thats 7 days a week i'm not on around £900 a month and i don't think thats bad for a 17 year old. but just to anser your question the £11,000 a year is before bills and tax. :lol:
 

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