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Civil Servants: Pay

Treasury written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual pay settlement in the Civil Service was between 1997 and 2010.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The annual civil service pay guidance sets out the process to be followed by all bodies covered by the pay-remit process (main and non-ministerial departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies), when planning annual pay awards to their staff and preparing their pay remits.

The following table shows, where available, the amount of the annual pay increase expected to be implemented by civil service Departments and their arm’s length bodies, falling within the scope of the guidance between 2000-01 and 2010-11:

  Pay remit
2000-01 3%, of which 2.5% consolidated pay award, 0.50% non-consolidated pay award.
2001-02 3%, of which 2.5% consolidated pay award, 0.50% non-consolidated pay award.
2002-03 3%, of which 2.5% consolidated pay award, 0.50% non-consolidated pay award.
2003-04 2.5%
2004-05 3.5% earnings growth.
2005-06 3.5% earnings growth.
2006-07 2-3.5% Increase for Staff in Post (ISP)(1) for higher paying Departments and 3.5 to 4.5% ISP for low paying Departments.
2007-08 Basic award no more than 2%. ISP to range from 1.5% to 4% with the expectation that the average will be below 3.5%.
2008-09 Basic awards to be no more than 2%. ISP awards to range from 1.5% to 4%
2009-10 Average basic award in the region of 1.5%. Adjustment to the ISP parameters set from 1 % to 4%
2010-11 Basic awards within range 0-1%. Increase for Staff in post (ISP) 0-2%.
(1) Increase for Staff in Post: Average cost of pay increases for staff remaining In the same grade/responsibility, including the basic award and any other increases.

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