Commitment bonuses are being phased out (a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015, when the Armed Forces were around full strength), ceasing by the end of March 2021. However, anyone who joined before 01 April 2016 will still qualify for them. Unlike financial retention incentives (FRI), commitment bonuses have no return… Read More
Elements in the UK military’s wider-pay model include: Core pay; Recruitment and Retention Pay (RRP); Supplements; X-Factor; Bespoke pay spines; Financial Retention Incentives (RTI); and Golden Hellos. Reference AFPRB (Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body). (2018) Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body Forty-Seventh Report 2018. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-pay-review-body-forty-seventh-report-2018. [Accessed: 22 January, 2019].
Recruitment and retention payments (RRP) are paid to specific groups where there are long-standing recruitment and/or retention issues involving difficulties specific to some cadres or where external market competitive pressures exist. These payments are made where the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not consider a bespoke pay spine is warranted. Bespoke pay spines provide a… Read More