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Judicial Update

Statement made on 19 July 2022

Statement UIN HCWS234


I am today announcing the Government’s decision on pay for the judiciary.

The Government received the Senior Salary Review Body’s (SSRB) report on 28 June 2022. This will be presented to Parliament and published on

The Government values the independent expertise and insight of the SSRB and has considered the advice in the report.

The recommendation made by the SSRB for the judiciary is for a pay award of 3.5% for all judicial office holders within the remit group for 2022/23, applied equally to all salary groups.

I intend to reject the SSRB’s recommendation and propose a 3% pay award for all judicial office holders within the remit group for 2022/23. This ensures that the judiciary are not receiving a pay award in excess of what is on offer to court staff and senior civil servants.

This increase, together with the Government delivering on its commitment to introduce a new Judicial Pension Scheme, demonstrates the value the Government places on our independent judiciary.

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Ministry of Justice
Judicial Update
Lord Bellamy
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 19 July 2022