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Teachers: Pay

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the minimum starting rate of pay was for a newly qualified teacher in each year since 1996, expressed in 2006-07 prices. (201043)

The information requested is given in the following table:

Comparison of teachers' pay 1996 to 2007—minimum starting pay for a newly qualified teacher

England and Wales

Inner London

Actual salary unadjusted for inflation (£)

Percentage increase in real terms since 1 April 1996

Actual salary unadjusted for inflation (£)

Percentage increase in real terms since 1 April 1996

1996

April

12,342

0.00

14,346

0.00

December

12,462

0.97

14,484

0.96

1997

April

12,711

0.06

14,772

0.04

December

12,873

1.34

14,961

1.32

1998

April

13,131

0.82

15,261

0.80

December

13,362

2.59

15,528

2.57

1999

April

14,658

10.31

16,899

9.41

2000

April

15,141

12.35

17,457

11.44

2001

April

16,038

16.22

19,038

18.69

2002

April

16,599

16.64

19,704

19.12

September

17,595

23.64

20,700

25.14

2003

April

18,105

23.64

21,522

26.44

2004

April

18,558

23.33

22,059

26.11

2005

April

19,023

23.75

22,611

26.54

September

19,161

24.65

23,001

28.73

2006

September

19,641

24.36

23,577

28.43

2007

September

20,133

23.46

24,168

27.50

Source:

Deflator series: 28 March 2008, 2006-07 prices