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The annual report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body contains recommendations for the pay levels for members of the naval, military and air forces. Recommendations include: a general three per cent increase in military salaries from 1 April 2006, with a 3.3 per cent increase for private and lance corporal ranks in light of recruitment and retention issues; a three per cent increase in bounties payable to reserves and for all daily rates of specialist pay and compensatory allowances, with the introduction of an Unpleasant Living Allowance of £3 per day; graduated increases in accommodation rental charges and an increase of 3.2 per cent in food charges; and a new entrant rate of £12,162.
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.