Armed Forces: Pay

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department first received a copy of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body’s 2018 report.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence responded to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body's 2018 report on 24 July 2018.

This pay award affects approximately 190,000 UK Regular and Reserve Forces personnel, who will receive an above inflation increase of 2.9%. Supported by strong evidence on recruitment and retention issues, the award takes into account the need to recruit, retain and motivate suitably able and qualified personnel.

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