Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) Recommendation

The 2005 report of the Review Body on Senior Salaries, which makes recommendations about the pay of the senior civil service, senior military personnel and the judiciary was published on 22 February 2005.

The Government has decided to accept the SSRB's recommendation of an across the board settlement of 3%.


Senior Salaries Review Body - Annual written evidence 2005

This document gives the senior salaries review body our view on the appropriate rate of pay increase for judges for 2006 to 2007. This is supported by information on judicial recruitment and other relevant factors. This document also provides our response to the senior salaries review body consultation document on the Major Review of the Judicial Salaries Structure.


Judicial Salary Structure and Salaries 2006-2007

The report of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB), published on 30 March 2006, recommended an increase averaging 3.4% for judicial salaries. The range is from 2% for some office holders to 6.4% for the Lord Chief Justice. The increases proposed by the Review Body are to be paid in two stages. All office holders will receive 1% with effect from 1 April 2006, and the balance of the recommended amount will be paid from 1 November 2006. The revised rates of remuneration arising from this are set out below

Group 1:

  • Lord Chief Justice

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?211,399
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?213,513
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?225,000

Group 1.1:

  • Master of the Rolls
  • Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
  • Lord President of the Court of Session
  • Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?191,276
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?193,189
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?200,800

Group 2:

  • Lords of Appeal in Ordinary
  • Lord Justice Clerk
  • President of the Family Division
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • President of the Queen's Bench Division

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?184,814
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?186,662
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?194,000

Group 3:

  • Inner House Judges of the Court of Session
  • Lords Justices of Appeal
  • Lords Justices of Appeal (Northern Ireland)

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?175,671
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?177,428
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?184,400

Group 4:

  • High Court Judges
  • Outer House Judges of the Court of Session
  • Puisne Judges (Northern Ireland)
  • Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?155,404
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?156,958
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?162,000

Group 5:

  • Chairman, Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel [Note 1]
  • Chairman, Scottish Land Court
  • Chief Social Security Commissioners (England, Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • Circuit Judges at the Central Criminal Court in London (Old Bailey Judges)
  • Deputy President, Asylum & Immigration Tribunal
  • Judge Advocate General
  • Judges of the Technology and Construction Court
  • Permanent Circuit Judge, Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • President, Appeal Tribunals (England, Wales and Scotland)
  • President, Care Standards Tribunal
  • President, Employment Tribunals (England and Wales)
  • President, Employment Tribunals (Scotland)
  • President, Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (FINSMAT)
  • President, VAT and Duties Tribunals
  • Presiding Special Commissioner of Income Tax (Note 2)
  • President, Lands Tribunals (England and Wales)
  • President, Lands Tribunal (Scotland)
  • Recorder of Belfast (Note 3)
  • Recorder of Liverpool
  • Recorder of Manchester
  • Senior Circuit Judges
  • Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)
  • Sheriffs Principal
  • Specialist Circuit Judges (Note 4)

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?125,803
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?127,061
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?129,900

Group 6.1:

  • Chief Registrar and Senior and Chief Masters
  • Circuit Judges
  • County Court Judges (Northern Ireland)
  • Judge Advocate of the Fleet
  • Master of the Court of Protection
  • President, Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland)
  • President, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland)
  • President, Lands Tribunals (Northern Ireland)
  • Regional Chairmen, Appeal Tribunals
  • Regional Chairmen Employment Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland)
  • Registrar of Criminal Appeals
  • Senior District Judge, Principal Registry of the Family Division
  • Sheriffs
  • Senior Cost Judge (Note 6)
  • Senior Immigration Judges
  • Social Security Commissioners (England, Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?116,515
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?117,680
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?120,300

Group 6.2:

  • Adjudicator, HM Land Registry
  • Chairmen, VAT and Duties Tribunals
  • Deputy Senior District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)
  • Members, Lands Tribunals (England and Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • Regional Chairmen, Mental Health Review Tribunals, England
  • Special Commissioners of Income Tax
  • Vice-Judge Advocate General
  • Vice-Presidents, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland)
  • Vice-Presidents, VAT and Duties Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland)

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?112,116
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?113,237
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?114,400

  • Designated Immigration Judges (Note 5)

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?100,962
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?101,972
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?104,220

Group 7: (Note 5)

  • Assistant Judge Advocates General
  • (District) Chairmen, Appeal Tribunals
  • Chairmen, Employment Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland)
  • Chairmen, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland)
  • Costs Judges (Note 6)
  • District Judges
  • District Judges of the Principal Registry of the Family Division
  • District Judges (Magistrates' Courts)
  • District Judges (Northern Ireland)
  • Immigration Judges
  • Masters and Registrars of the Supreme Court
  • Masters of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland)
  • President, Pensions Appeal Tribunal
  • Resident Magistrates, Northern Ireland
  • Chief Medical Member, Appeals Tribunal
  • Deputy President Pensions Appeal Tribunal

Salary wef 1st April 2005: ?93,483
Salary wef 1st April 2006: ?94,418
Salary wef 1st November 2006: ?96,500


Notes

  1. Part-time position. Salary of ?75,482 for 3 day week is pro-rata to Group 5 rate.
  2. All three offices currently held by the same person. Current incumbent (as at 1/4/02) paid at Group 4 rate.
  3. Current post-holder receives a salary of 108% of Group 5 rate under arrangement established from 1/4/02.
  4. Chancery, Mercantile and Patents Judges.
  5. Designated Immigration Judges in London and London Group 7 posts will continue to attract a London salary lead of ?2,000 p.a. and a London Allowance of ?2000 pa.
  6. Formerly known as (Senior) Taxing Master(s).
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