Hi all, I admit that I have never been the best at understanding payscales, conditions, pensions, tax bands etc. Like many of us, I kind of... do my job and get my pay, trusting it to be worked out fairly and to be protected by my Union. Hence my thinking is a little bit muddy. Could you share any advice, opinions on the merits of approaching pay Threshold to UPS please? (NB. I am on TLR so I get about £2.5K on top of M6; so I will probably reach £35K on UPS) I know you obviously get more pay, but my question is this ... In the current climate is it worth it to cross to UPS or should I delay?... with reference to the following complications: 1. Pension debate ongoing, any ideas what this could mean? ... could I end up paying more? 2. £35K tax band mooted by Govt earlier this year...... could I end up paying more? 3. Will I be given extra responsibilities?, could I end up paying more....in workload? I feel I am working at Maximum capacity as it is. (being a one man dept) ..... .... I am also being`encouraged` to take on a GraduateTrainee for a year. With the prospect/incentive of " you are coming up to threshold" being dangled in front of me by my SMT line manager who is on a mission. You get the drift of my concerns, is it really worth it? I know the received wisdom is that it is a no brainer, ie. I get more money but I like to peek behind the curtain a bit. Can you help?.... Many thanks.