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2022 Armed Forces Pay Award

The 2022 Reports from the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) and Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) have been published today.

Pay award increases

The Government has accepted the AFPRB and SSRB’s recommendations on military and senior military officer pay in their entirety.

This means that for 2022:

  • Service Personnel up to and including 1-star (OF6) rank will receive a 3.75% pay award.
  • Senior military officers of 2-star (OF7) rank and above will receive a 3.5% pay award.

Recommendations set out in the reports

In addition to the headline pay award, the AFPRB recommended a 1% cap on service family accommodation charge increases and a 1% cap on single living accommodation charge increase, as already directed by the Defence Secretary.

The AFPRB also recommended other rises and changes to other targeted forms of remuneration, and increases to compensatory allowances by 3.75%, for example the Experimental Diving Allowance.

Timeline for the pay award

The pay awards will be paid in August 2022 salaries and backdated to 1 April 2022. Where specified, the other recommended changes will be backdated to 1 April 2022.

Further details including examples of how the pay award affects individual cohorts, are available at the link below (internal users only):

2022 Armed Forces’ and SCS Pay Awards announced