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Teachers: Pay

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the percentage increase in the cost of teachers' pay was in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; what estimate he has made of the percentage increase in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010; and if he will make a statement. (203492)

The estimated percentage increases in the costs of teachers' pay are shown in the following table:

Teacher Paybill—England only

Percentage increase on previous year

2005-06

6.1

2006-07

2.9

2007-08

2.0

2008-09

2.7

2009-10

2.5

2010-11

2.3

Notes: 1 The Paybill figures include Superannuation and National Insurance costs and the pay awards given for each year. Figures were adjusted to reflect actual teacher numbers up to 2007-8. Teacher numbers for 2008-9 onwards have been assumed to be constant at 2007-8 levels. 2. Figures for 2008-9 onwards are based on recommendations in STRB 17th report for headline award and London enhancements. 3. For modelling purposes the Paybill figures employed up to 2006-07 financial year were taken from the previous year Paybill estimations. 4. From 2006-07 onwards, pay settlements are awarded on an academic year basis. Financial year costs are calculated as 7/12 of the current academic year costs plus 5/12 of the preceding academic year costs. 5. Figures show increase in overall Paybill and not changes in Paybill per teacher.

Teachers' pay increases are based on recommendations by the independent School Teachers' Review Body (STRB). The aforementioned figures assume implementation of the recommendations in the most recent STRB report, which for September 2008 are subject to statutory consultation, and for September 2009 and 2010 include indicative pay awards.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) nominal and (b) real growth in the teacher paybill per teacher was in each year since 1997; what estimate he has made of the (i) nominal and (ii) real growth in the paybill per teacher in each year to 2011; and if he will make a statement. (203494)

The estimated percentage increases in teacher paybill costs per head are shown in the following table:

Estimated teacher paybill per head —England only

Paybill per head (percentage increase)

Cash

Real

1998-99

3.3

0.7

1999-2000

4.1

2.1

2000-01

6.0

4.5

2001-02

5.6

3.1

2002-03

5.0

1.8

2003-04

10.2

7.1

2004-05

3.6

0.8

2005-06

5.0

2.8

2006-07

2.3

-0.4

2007-08

1.9

-1.3

2008-09

2.7

-0.3

2009-10

2.5

-0.2

2010-11

2.3

-0.4

Notes: 1 There is a break in the time-series in year 2005-06 The break relates to a change in the modelling methodology for supply teachers costs. 2 The paybill figures include Superannuation and National Insurance costs and the pay awards given for each year. Figures were adjusted to reflect actual teacher numbers up to 2007-8. Teacher numbers for 2008-9 onwards have been assumed to be constant at 2007-8 levels. 3 Figures for 2008-9 onwards are based on recommendations in 17th STRB report for headline award and London Enhancements. 4 Real terms figures calculated in 2006-7 prices using 28 March 2008 GDP Deflators. From 2006-07 onwards, pay settlements are awarded on an academic year basis. Financial year costs are calculated as 7/12 of the current academic year costs plus 5/12 of the preceding academic year costs.