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We strive to secure fair pay and reward that recognises value delivered by FDA members and the contribution they make in ensuring the public benefits from high quality public services.
Securing better pay for civil servants is not always the easiest of jobs, but it is essential: public services and the people who deliver them need investment to perform well.

Our members help to keep Britain's vital public services running at a time of immense challenges – and they deserve to be fairly remunerated for their skills, experience and dedication.

FDA National Officers work tirelessly at departmental level to secure the best pay deals available for delegated grades, with collective bargaining agreements in more than 200 employers.

We take a lead on pay for the Senior Civil Service through our yearly evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) and have submitted evidence to the National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body (NCARRB) since 2016.

The FDA also works at a cross-departmental level to unlock increased funding and secure long-term reforms to ensure pay policy is fit for purpose, enabling the civil service to motivate, recruit and retain a talented workforce while providing value for taxpayers.

Responding to the Cabinet Office's pay remit guidance, the FDA General Secretary argued "long-term uncompetitive pay levels only threaten the government’s ability to deliver Brexit and essential public services."

13 June 2019
FDA in the news

More than 5,600 people have signed the FDA’s petition calling on Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington to champion fair pay for civil servants.

31 May 2019

The FDA's campaigning has sparked major reform of the SCS's performance management system - meaning many members can, for the first time in almost a decade, expect to see decent pay awards for their hard work.

26 April 2019
14th Jun 2019
FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has condemned the civil service pay remit guidance, which limits pay rises to just 2%.

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