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Pay award sounds so low!

(10 Posts)
mizu Thu 01-Nov-12 20:15:14

Hiya, can anyone work out how much this will be as I haven no idea how to do it.

Just checked work emails as was my day off today. We have been awarded a pay increase (work in public sector so haven't had one for a long time):

'a consolidated increase of 0.7% for all staff earning above £15,000 per annum pro rata'

I earn about £18,300 and work 28.5 hours a week. This is crap isn't it? 0.7%??!!

Or should I be thankful i have a pay increase at all? Will be backdated to August.

wonderstuff Thu 01-Nov-12 20:21:36

£128.10 - pretty crap. But all those working in the private sector will tell you how they haven't had a pay increase in years and you should be eternally grateful.

NatashaBee Thu 01-Nov-12 20:24:19

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mizu Thu 01-Nov-12 20:26:05

Thanks both for posting. Yeh, I know it is better than a kick up the arse.

So could you tell me how much will it be extra each month?

ByTheWay1 Thu 01-Nov-12 20:26:14

It's a rise - not a freeze... £10 a month extra - not to be sneezed at..

mizu Thu 01-Nov-12 20:35:51

thanks, bytheway1, will now go and think of ways to spend my new found wealth grin

wonderstuff Thu 01-Nov-12 20:58:32

£10 gross - I think £8.54 after tax - basic rate tax is 20% right? Also won't NI and pension contributions be deducted??

LIZS Thu 01-Nov-12 21:02:01

You're complaining about a pay rise confused

wonderstuff Thu 01-Nov-12 21:12:49

Would be lovely wouldn't it if we could all get pay increases roughly in line with inflation - rather than a real terms pay cut? The top 1% of earners have had -pay rises well above inflation throughout the recession..

NatashaBee Thu 01-Nov-12 23:59:59

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