Armed forces pay reform explained

The Pay 16 booklet provides guidance on the new pay structure and changes to core pay on 1 April 2016.



This booklet is a guide to the new Pay 16 model, which will be introduced on 1 April 2016. It replaces the Armed Forces Pay Reform Booklet.

This booklet has 3 key purposes:

  • to provide information about the new pay structure and changes to core pay that will be introduced as part of the New Employment Model (NEM) on 1 April 16
  • to explain ‘transition’ i.e. how you will be transferred from the current pay model (Pay 2000) to the Pay 16 pay structure
  • to be used as a reference guide to explain how the new pay structure works and how you will move through the new pay structure
Published 7 January 2016
Last updated 5 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added updated booklet.
  2. Replaced Armed Forces Pay Reform Booklet 1 with the latest gudiance booklet for 'Pay 16'.
  3. First published.