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Tribunal Chairmen: Salaries

Volume 623: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the current scales of remuneration for the chairmen of statutory tribunals in England and Wales; and what are the criteria on which the scales are based. [H L1007]

The current salary levels, and those which will apply with effect from 1 April 2001, for those full time tribunal chairmen in England and Wales who fall within the remit of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) are as follows:

OfficeSalary wef 1 April 2000 (£)Salary wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Social Security Commissioners95,87399,420
Vice-Presidents, Immigration Appeal Tribunal95,87399,420
Chairmen, VAT and Duties Tribunal92,25395,666
Member, Lands Tribunal92,25395,666
Special Commissioners for Income Tax92,25395,666
Chairmen, Appeal Service76,92179,767
Chairmen, Employment Tribunals76,92179,767
Immigration Adjudicators76,92179,767
President, Pensions Appeal Tribunals76,92179,767
Those office-holders in SSRB Group 7 (i.e. with a current salary of £76,921) who work in London also

receive additional allowances totalling £4,000. Different rates apply to those who hold higher level offices (e.g. regional chairmen of the Appeal Service, regional chairmen of employment tribunals, etc). Salary levels are determined in the light of the recommendations made by the SSRB, which takes account of all the factors which it considers to be relevant for this purpose. The current and new fee levels for the part-time tribunal chairmen for whom I have administrative responsibility are as follows:

OfficeDaily fee wef 1 April 2000 (£)Daily fee wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Chairman, Immigration Appeal Tribunal436452
Deputy Social Security Commissioner436452
Chairman, Banking Appeals Tribunal419435
Chairman, VAT and Duties Tribunal419435
OfficeDaily fee wef 1 April 2000 (£)Daily fee wef 1 April 2001 (£)
Chairman, Financial Services and Markets Tribunal435
Deputy Member Lands Tribunal419435
Deputy Special Commissioner for Income Tax419435
Chairman and members, Pensions Appeal Tribunal339352
Chairman Transport Tribunal350363
Immigration Adjudicator350363
Legal Member, Immigration Services Tribunal435
These figures are derived from the actual or imputed equivalent full-time salary levels. The fees of other part-time tribunal chairmen are determined, in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, by the relevant Minister and are not collated centrally.