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This is the 31st report on senior salaries (Cm. 7556, ISBN 9780101755627) and is presented by the Review Body on Senior Salaries established in 1993. The Review Body provides independent advice to the Prime Minister, the Lord Chancellor and the Secretaries of State for Defence and Health on the remuneration of holders of judicial office; senior civil servants; senior officers of the armed forces; senior managers in the NHS (chief executives, executive directors) and other equivalent public appointments. The publication is divided into 5 chapters, with 9 appendices. The chapters cover the following areas: Chapter 1: Introduction and economic evidence; Chapter 2: The senior civil service; Chapter 3: Senior officers in the armed forces; Chapter 4: The judiciary; Chapter 5: Very senior managers in the National Health Service. There are 19 recommendations set out over these 5 chapters, including: that senior civil service base pay be increased by 2.1%; that permanent secretaries’ base pay be increased by 2.1%; that the MoD produce further evidence on the job evaluation exercise of the senior military, including 4-star officers; that administrations in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland make collection of information in job weight a priority and continue work with the judiciary to collect meaningful data to show whether job weight at different levels is changing over time; that from 1 April 2009 the pay for Very Senior Managers in the NHS should increase by 2.4%. The publication sets out in various tables the recommended salaries for the above holders.
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.