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Thursday 05 September 2019

DExEU civil servants “deserve every penny” of pay rise

FDA members working in the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) have voted to accept a pay award which will see average consolidated pay increases of 7.6%, with some members on the bottom of the pay scale receiving increases of up to 11%. The offer also increases professional allowances for economists, analysts and accountants, who will receive up to £5,000 in recognition for their skills and expertise.

 In response to the pay award, FDA National Officer Victoria Jones said: “Civil servants in DExEU are working flat out to deliver the will of the government ahead of the UK leaving the EU and deserve every penny of this pay rise, which comes after almost 10 years of wage stagnation.

 “From HMRC to the Home Office, civil servants have risen to the challenge of preparing for Brexit, whatever form it may take, while also ensuring the day to day business of government continues.

 “At this crucial time for our country, it is essential that the civil service can recruit and retain the best staff for the job, and that can only be achieved if they are paid what they are worth. DExEU has recognised this undeniable fact and it’s high time other departments follow suit.”

Notes for editors
1. The FDA is the union for senior managers and professionals in public service, representing more than 18,000 members at grades HEO and above. Membership includes senior civil servants, government policy advisors, prosecutors, diplomats, tax professionals, economists, solicitors and other professionals working across the Government and the NHS.
2. The FDA (formerly the First Division Association) should be referred to simply as "The FDA" and can be described as "the senior public servants' union".
3. The FDA can be found on Twitter @FDA_union and at www.fda.org.uk. General Secretary Dave Penman tweets as @FDAGenSec.
4. For more information about the policy contact:
FDA Communications Officer Laura Gilbert on 020 7401 5589 or email her on laura.gilbert@fda.org.uk
FDA Communications Officer Tommy Newell on 020 7401 5588 or 07738 729 145 or email him on tommy@fda.org.uk
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