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Armed Forces: Pay

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 154826, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2021 to Question 150701 on Armed Forces: Pay, whether his Department has implemented the pay increase recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.

Answered on

24 February 2021

As stated in my answer of 11 February 2021, the recommendations of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) have always been accepted by the Ministry of Defence. The Department has always implemented the AFPRB’s pay increase recommendations, including in 2013 when the 0.5% increase in X-Factor was delivered a month late, and in 2018 when the Government implemented a 2% consolidated uplift with a 0.9% non-consolidated payment to meet the spirit of the AFPRB’s 2.9% recommendation.

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