Military personnel granted long overdue pay rise Â
ARMED forces personnel are to be given a bump in their wages, the defence secretary confirmed yesterday
aUK military personnel will get a two per centÂ salary boost, receiving it in their September pay packets, backdated to April 1.
A one-off 0.9 per centÂ payment will also be made to bring salaries in line with theÂ Armed Forces' Pay Review Body'sÂ 2018-19 recommendation of 2.9 per cent.
Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan welcomed the rise, saying it was '˜long overdue'. ButÂ he was concerned about when troops would receive the one-off payment of 0.9 per cent,
Currently inflation is at 2.4 per cent, meaningÂ the annual pay rise for the armed forces is still below this rate.