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Armed Forces: Pay

Volume 468: debated on Monday 3 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what pay increases the armed forces have received in the last two years. (170275)

Increases in the pay of the armed forces, as recommended by the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body for 2006-07 and 2007-08, are shown in the following table. The table shows both the overall percentage increase in pay for service personnel and variations to this by individual rank groupings.

Financial year

Service pay increase (percentage)




9.4 per cent. for pay range 1, level 1 (higher and lower) and 6.2 per cent for pay range 1, level 2 (lower)



3.3 per cent for other ranks range 1 (lower), range 1, level 1 (higher)