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Departmental Staff

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the effective date is for annual pay awards to his Department’s staff; and what the actual implementation date has been in each of the last five years. (108746)

Pay arrangements for the senior civil service (SCS) are managed centrally, with the effective date of pay awards being set at 1 April each year. Within DFID, salary increases are implemented on the recommendations of the SCS Pay Committee, following the completion of annual performance assessments for each member of the SCS.

The implementation date of DFID’s SCS pay awards in each of the last five years was as follows:

Implementation date

2002

September

2003

September

2004

June

2005

July

2006

May

Since 2001, DFID has had two three year pay agreements for staff below the SCS—covering the periods August 2001 to July 2004, and August 2004 to July 2007. The effective date of the award is set at 1 August each year. The actual implementation date in each of last five years was as follows:

Implementation date

2002

1 August

2003

1 August

2004

1 November

2005

1 August

2006

1 August