Budget 2015: 'All departments' move to scrap civil service progression pay

Budget confirms departmental agreement on 2013 plan to end automatic pay rises

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By matt.foster

18 Mar 2015

The Treasury has finalised plans to end automatic civil service pay rises.

Chancellor George Osborne previously set out plans to abolish time-served progression pay for officials at the time of the 2013 spending review.

Documents published alongside today's Budget confirm that the Treasury has now gained agreement on ending the practice with all departments.

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"Since Autumn Statement 2014, the government has made good progress in driving efficiency across a number of areas," the document says.

"Budget 2015 confirms that proposals have been agreed with all departments to abolish progression pay across the Civil Service."

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