These guidelines cover salary-setting schemes applicable to civil servants throughout the civil service, including departments, non-ministerial departments and agencies, as well as to public sector employees in non-departmental public institutions (NDPB) and other competition bodies. (Throughout the guideline, the term “department(s)” encompasses all organizations – ministerial and non-ministerial departments, agencies and NDPBs – that fall within its scope, unless the context clearly implies something else. Organizations should contact their parent or sponsorship service for advice from the Cabinet Office – contact information is available in Section 7 – if they are uns sure whether they fall within the scope of the guidelines.) Where reference is made to officials, it shall also contain references to other workers employed in an organisation covered by these Guidelines. The guide provides a framework within which all departments will define salaries for 2020/21, as well as departmental salary strategies and salary reports. These guidelines do not apply to departments that are already in agreements outside the salary transfer, including those that are in multi-year contracts. For a glossary of terms used in the Guidelines, see Section 8. Civil servants` salary-setting schemes throughout the civil service. The Ministry of Public Expenditure informed civil service representatives that in 2021 it had not planned an increase in civil servants` salaries at national or sectoral level under a new agreement. File photo: Getty This publication is available under The Ministry of Public Expenditure announced on Monday that the current public service contract expires at the end of the year. The briefing paper of the Ministry of Public Expenditure said that the various civil service wage agreements have played a key role in controlling the growth of the wage bill since 2010 in recent years. Detailed and up-to-date information on the public service award (and much more) can be found in the publications listed above on this separate website.

By the time the agreement expires, more than 90% of civil servants and civil servants will earn as much or more than they did when wage cuts were introduced in 2010 and (for the best incomes) in 2013. Almost a quarter (low wages) have been completely removed from the so-called “pension levy”, introduced in 2009. The rest will be reduced, the rest being converted into a “supplementary pension contribution”. The vast majority of public servants earn about the same as their counterparts in the private sector. The average full-time salary of all civil servants is around £30,000. However, senior public servants earn significantly less than their counterparts in the private sector. Two-thirds of the increase in the wage bill was due to the increase in the number of public service employees, which increased by about 9,500 per year. .