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10%, more like 2.5!

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by MilkyBar Kid, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. MilkyBar Kid

    MilkyBar Kid Occasional commenter

    So I got my July payslip today with the monthly net details (our backdated pay was paid in full last month). I compared July to May and I am only just over £50 better off. Comparing July to May - Tax is up 15%, NI up 50% and Pension up 23% leaving a measly 2.5% in take-home pay. Hardly worth all the effort over the past 18 months campaigning for better pay.
     
  2. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    Have you got a breakdown of how this was calculated from your council? I would be asking for one to check there's no mistakes. My own council makes mistakes all the time so I don't trust them at all. I would compare with March first of all, before the pay rise to see what you baseline was before the rise kicked in

    Can't see how NI is up by 50% and your pension by 23%. Yes, you are earning more but it should be roughly in line with what your pay has gone up by (10% or thereabouts).
     
  3. MilkyBar Kid

    MilkyBar Kid Occasional commenter

    March, April & May were all the same, we didn't get our rise till June when all our backdated pay was lumped in so I wasn't able to compare until this month. Running an online check for NI for a £40k salary we should be paying £316 a month, they've taken over £100 more than that from me so I guess it's a mistake.
     
  4. HonestGuv

    HonestGuv New commenter

    Dumfries and Galloway undercharged NI payments by £100 (aprox) last month when backdated pay was all settled to staff. This month they added the £100 to Ni Payments so teachers pay only for this month was £100 down.
     

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