Research and analysis

A review of the X-Factor components: February 2014

Contains recommendations from Incomes Data Services to the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) on the future components of X-Factor.



This report was produced by Incomes Data Services for the AFPRB and examines each of the 18 individual components of X-Factor to assess their suitability for making comparisons between modern military and civilian life. The report proposes a number of potential changes that could be made to the constitution of the components to be used in the next X-Factor review.

The X-Factor is a pensionable addition to basic military pay.