Ministry of Defence: Pay

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the biggest pay rise given to someone in his Department was in (a) percentage and (b) cash terms in the last 12 months.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The table below details the largest pay rises by percentage and cash terms in the last twelve months.

Area of Department



MOD Main



Defence Equipment & Support



Defence Electronic Components Agency



Defence Science &Technology Laboratory



UK Hydrographic Office



The figures in the table relate to annual pay rises and do not include pay rises awarded on promotion to grade. The highest recorded pay rise in the last twelve months in percentage and cash terms was made to Ministry of Defence Firefighters as a result of incremental progression.

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