§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department(Paul Goggins)
The Third Report of the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) on the pay of in-charge governors and operational managers, prison officers and related grades in England and Wales in 2004 has been published today and copies placed in the Library.
The PSPRB have recommended a 2.4 per cent. basic increase to pay rates for prison officer and related grades and 1.5 per cent. to in-charge governors and other operational managers. Nearly all in-charge governors and other operational managers receive performance payments on top of their basic award, which contribute to earnings growth for them above the level of inflation.
The Home Secretary has decided that the recommendations will be implemented in full, with effect from the operative date of the award of 1 April 2004.
The key recommendations of the report are:A 2.4 per cent. basic increase to pay rates for prison officer and related grades from 1 April 2004;86WSA 1.5 per cent. basic increase to in-charge governors and other operational managers from 1 April 2004;
Revised local pay allowance rates introduced from 1 April 2004:from £3,800 to £4,000 per annum for the "top" ratefrom £3,000 to £3,100 per annum for the "high" ratefrom £2,500 to £2,600 per annum for the "middle" ratethe £1,100 per annum "lower" rate continues unchanged
Required hours addition for operational managers to be increased by the basic award figure 1.5 per cent.;
Healthcare specialist allowance increased by 2.4 per cent. but all others frozen at current rates. Staff new to jobs attracting specialist allowances to get them at the current rates:
All other allowances, such as Tornado, bedwatch, on call, dirty protest, increased by 2.4 per cent.