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    When did you last get a pay rise?
    • #1
    • 20th Feb 12, 9:55 AM
    When did you last get a pay rise? 20th Feb 12 at 9:55 AM
    Poll started 20 Feb 2012, click here to vote

    When did you last get a pay rise?


    The financial crisis has now been running for four years. Inflation has gone up, but how has your pay reacted?

    Please select the first answer that's closest to your situation.
    I don’t receive a salary

    I’m unemployed / retired / self-employed / homemaker etc

    Public (or charity) sector

    Above inflation pay rise within last 12 mths
    At or below inflation pay rise within last 12 mths
    Last pay rise 1 to max 2 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 2 to max 4 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 4 to max 7 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 7 or more yrs ago

    Private sector

    Above inflation pay rise within last 12 mths
    At or below inflation pay rise within last 12 mths
    Last pay rise 1 to max 2 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 2 to max 4 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 4 to max 7 yrs ago
    Last pay rise 7 or more yrs ago




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    Last edited by Former MSE Debs; 20-02-2012 at 10:59 AM.
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    • ScarletBea
    • By ScarletBea 20th Feb 12, 11:14 AM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 11:14 AM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 11:14 AM
    The inflation rate is a bit misleading, because I got a pay rise below the 'official' inflation rate, but I believe around or even over my 'personal' inflation rate.
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    • Pmarmalade
    • By Pmarmalade 20th Feb 12, 12:00 PM
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    • #3
    • 20th Feb 12, 12:00 PM
    • #3
    • 20th Feb 12, 12:00 PM
    I got a pay rise when I moved jobs within the last 12 months so I'm not sure if that counts...
    • Cathygh
    • By Cathygh 20th Feb 12, 2:26 PM
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    • #4
    • 20th Feb 12, 2:26 PM
    • #4
    • 20th Feb 12, 2:26 PM
    I have had pay cut as I am self employed and my business isn't doing as well as it was and overheads are rising
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 20th Feb 12, 2:43 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 2:43 PM
    • #5
    • 20th Feb 12, 2:43 PM
    Private sector

    Last pay rise 7 or more yrs ago
    • Indout96
    • By Indout96 20th Feb 12, 2:47 PM
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    • #6
    • 20th Feb 12, 2:47 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 2:47 PM
    I was promoted from 1st Jan and that came with a pay rise, my last official pay rise was April 2011 (3.5%) and it is due again April 2012 but not sure if I will get anything in this round due to the job move. Good news is that I was at the top of my grade in the old job and the bottom in this one so the only way is up LOL

    Sorry just noticed - Private sector
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    • deepdale56
    • By deepdale56 20th Feb 12, 5:54 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 5:54 PM
    When did you last get a pay rise.
    • #7
    • 20th Feb 12, 5:54 PM
    The phrase "pay rise" is too generic. It could include, for example: (1) an increase in pay because of a change of job (either existing or new employer) (2) a regrading of existing job (3) a personal/organisational/national pay review - typically referred to as a "cost of living award" (4) an incremental progression on a pay scale (usually annual) (5) "bonus" payments/awards.

    I assume that it was number 3 of my examples you were attempting to gauge but others may reasonably interpret the question to mean any increase in pay.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 20th Feb 12, 7:02 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 7:02 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 7:02 PM
    Heck. I work for a statutory corporation created as a "not for dividend" private company limited by guarantee.

    Does that make me public or private sector?
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    • hartcjhart
    • By hartcjhart 20th Feb 12, 8:18 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:18 PM
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    • 20th Feb 12, 8:18 PM
    last week,told I was getting another 150 a week apx
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  • butch6
    I have had an 8% pay rise.
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 21st Feb 12, 2:21 PM
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    My Local Government pension is due to rise by 5.2% this April ... which is nice ... but it would have been more if the corrupt government hadn't changed from RPI to CPI
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    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 21st Feb 12, 3:42 PM
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    I got 1000 last April
    And getting another 630 this April

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  • foxgloveinsomerset
    I had a pay rise last October, but only because the statutory minimum wage increased! Privatised post offices are not about to pay any more than they have to.
  • wallaroo
    I've never had a pay rise. I still get the same hourly rate I started on 4yrs ago, except now i have less hours :0(
    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 22nd Feb 12, 8:48 AM
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    I got a pay rise just before Christmas, as part of the new EU rules on pay for temporary staff (ie having to be in line with people doing the same job and employed by the business), but I suspect that doesn't count...
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  • thomascookie
    Pay rise
    I only work part time now I've got children but even before that when full time every time it came to getting a pay rise in april, my work would class any govt rise in the minimum wage that tax year as a rise so they wouldn't give u any extra in April! Typical big business.
    • horse54101
    • By horse54101 22nd Feb 12, 7:27 PM
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    I'm a hard working NHS employee, effectively we've had a PAY CUT!
    • DKLS
    • By DKLS 22nd Feb 12, 9:36 PM
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    10% pay rise announced this week, am very fortunate to have picked a sector that has been recession proof. I have had decent pay rises for the last 8 years.
    • stevem999
    • By stevem999 23rd Feb 12, 6:38 PM
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    Looking at the poll results my immeidate reaction is "and they say those in the private sector have it tough compared to the public sector". Not on those results. Public sector workers have had a real terms pay cut for at least the last two years and another year yet to come.
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