Band 9

For staff in band 9 currently at the top of the pay band, this would mean an increase of 4.7% 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 9 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 9 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 9 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.

To get the clearest idea of what these changes will mean for you use the pay calculator to see how the combination of annual award, increments and reform will affect you.