MOD Pay: London Weighting

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has two levels of London Weighting. These are fixed sums of:

  • £3,000 for Inner London; and
  • £1,500 for Outer London.

Separately, MOD Police serving in London receive an annual allowance of £3,327 which is linked to Home Office payments.

The MOD does not have any other form of geographical weighting in staff salaries for places other than London. However, the MOD pays locational allowances for certain sites where there are recruitment and retention issues.

London weighting covers MOD general staff as well as the separate budgets for Defence Equipment and Supply staff and MOD Police staff.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), the Defence Electronics and Components Agency (DECA) do not have employees in London so are excluded from the pay baseline calculation.

FOI 2017/10361 dated 17 November 2017.

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