Bands 8 a,b and d

This section explains in detail what would happen to band 8a during the transition. This is not intended to show existing individual staff what their basic salary will be each year. For this, please use the pay calculator to see how the combination of annual award, increments and reform will affect you.

Band 8a

For staff in band 8a currently at the top of the pay band, this would amount to a total increase on basic pay of 9% over three years.

For staff in band 8a who are below top of band, this would mean:

  • Improving starting salaries in each pay band by removing overlaps between bands. This would start in year one and be finished in year three. Staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.
  • Deleting points in the mid-range of each band in years two and three of the deal. Again, staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.

Progression in new system

Most existing band 8a staff would be at the full rate of pay in the band by year 3. For new starters incremental progression will work quite differently. As part of the agreement to shorten pay bands staff in band 8a will stay on the entry point for five years. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger – but there will be a longer interval between them.

Band 8b

For staff in band 8b currently at the top of the pay band, this would amount to a total increase on basic pay of 9% over three years.

For staff in band 8b who are below top of band, this would mean:

  • Improving starting salaries in each pay band by removing overlaps between bands. This would start in year one and be finished in year three. Staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.
  • Deleting points in the mid-range of each band in years two and three of the deal. Again, staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.

Progression in new system

Most existing band 8b staff would be at the full rate of pay in the band by year 3. For new starters incremental progression will work quite differently. As part of the agreement to shorten pay bands staff in band 8b will stay on the entry point for five years. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger but there will be a longer interval between them.

Band 8c

For staff in band 8c currently at the top of the pay band, this would amount to a total increase on basic pay of 9% over three years.

For staff in band 8c who are below top of band, this would mean:

  • Improving starting salaries in each pay band by removing overlaps between bands. This would start in year one and be finished in year three. Staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.
  • Deleting points in the mid-range of each band in years two and three of the deal. Again, staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.

Progression in new system

Most existing band 8c staff would be at the full rate of pay in the band by year 3. For new starters incremental progression will work quite differently. As part of the agreement to shorten pay bands staff in band 8c will stay on the entry point for five years. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger but there will be a longer interval between them.

Band 8d

For staff in band 8d currently at the top of the pay band, this would mean an increase of 5.7% over the three years.

This is because the government insisted on limiting the award to staff on the highest points of the top two pay bands.

For staff in band 8d who are below top of band, this would mean:

  • Improving starting salaries in each pay band by removing overlaps between bands. This would start in year one and be finished in year three. Staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.
  • Deleting points in the mid-range of each band in years two and three of the deal. Again, staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.

Progression in new system

Most existing band 8d staff would be at the full rate of pay in the band by year 3. For new starters incremental progression will work quite differently. As part of the agreement to shorten pay bands staff in band 8d will stay on the entry point for five years. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger –but there will be a longer interval between them.

See our pay calculator for more information.