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Could I negotiate more salary?

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The2Ateam Fri 09-Sep-16 20:00:05

I am waiting to find out if I have been successful in my application/interview for a new role with my current employer

I work for a large, well known public service. My department is split into four disiplines. If I am successful in getting this role I will be promoted to the next pay/grade banding. However, as I am at the top of my current pay band the rise will be very small, and will also tip me just over £50,000 so I will lose my child benefit.

My question is this: Is it appropriate/cheeky to ask to start new role further up the pay spine? Thank you x

The2Ateam Sun 11-Sep-16 14:50:53


tigerdog Sun 11-Sep-16 14:54:42

No, not at all. I would certainly ask. I have worked in the NHS, which has rigid pay bands, and rules around starting new jobs at the first point on the pay scale if you go up a band. Both times I got a new job, I successfully negotiated to be a couple of pay points higher. Just set your case out and the worst they can do it say no.

Good luck!

The2Ateam Sun 11-Sep-16 15:29:11

Thank you tigerdog, I definitely will otherwise I am at a loss.

babynelly2010 Sun 11-Sep-16 20:12:12

I negotiated 2 bands up at my current public sector post when I gained new internal post. I went from part to full time. I told them that my taxes will increase and it will actually cost me more per hour to put two kids into afterschool clubs that I could make in one hour. I was successful and got pretty close to what I asked for. I would type up an email and explain that even thought you got an increase it is not actually a real increase and tell them why. Have a specific salary grade that you want to earn. The worst thing they can do is say no but if they do they will have to explain why.

The2Ateam Sun 11-Sep-16 21:04:04

Thank you Bellynelly, that's really helpful to know x

ClashCityRocker Sun 11-Sep-16 21:17:49

Is the salary gross? The 50k for child benefit is calculated on pay net of pension contributions so that may take you under.

Also, you don't lose it in full - I believe it's reduced by 1% of every £100 over 50k, so you can earn up to 60k before you lose it all.

Just wanted to add in case it helps.

The2Ateam Mon 12-Sep-16 08:50:43

Thank you! It does help actually - a lot.

It would be +50,000 gross pa, starting. Xx

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