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04/13/2008

The report of the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB), published on 01 March 2007, recommended an increase averaging 2.4% for judicial salaries (though the recommendation for office holders in Group 6.2 was a little lower than the average, at around 2%). The increases proposed by the Review Body are to be paid in two stages. This first instalment, which will be 1.5% in every case, will be paid with effect from 1 April 2007, and the balance of the recommended amount will be paid from 1 November 2007. The revised rates of remuneration arising from this are set out below. There are no changes in the composition of the Groups. | Group 1 | Group 1.1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 | Group 6.1 | Group 6.2 | Group 7 |

|Notes | Group 1: * Lord Chief Justice Salary wef 1 November 2006: £225,000

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £228,375

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £230,400 * Back to top

Group 1.1: * Master of the Rolls * Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland * Lord President of the Court of Session * Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary Salary wef 1 November 2006: £200,800

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £203,812

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £205,700 * Back to top

Group 2: * Lords of Appeal in Ordinary * Lord Justice Clerk * President of the Family Division * President of the Queen's Bench Division * The Chancellor of the High Court Salary wef 1 November 2006: £194,000

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £196,910

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £198,700 * Back to top

Group 3: * Inner House Judges of the Court of Session * Lords Justices of Appeal * Lords Justices of Appeal (Northern Ireland) Salary wef 1 November 2006: £184,400

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £187,166

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £188,900 * Back to top

Group 4: * High Court Judges * Outer House Judges of the Court of Session * Puisne Judges (Northern Ireland) * Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster Salary wef 1 November 2006: £162,000

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £164,430

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £165,900 * Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator Salary wef 1 April 2007: £139,583

Salary wef 1 November: £140,875 * Back to top

Group 5: * Chairman, Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal Panel [Note 1] * Chairman, Scottish Land Court * Chief Social Security Commissioners (England, Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland) * Circuit Judges at the Central Criminal Court in London (Old Bailey Judges) * Deputy President, Asylum & Immigration Tribunal * Judge Advocate General * Judges of the Technology and Construction Court * Permanent Circuit Judge, Employment Appeals Tribunal * President, Appeal Tribunals (England, Wales and Scotland) * President, Care Standards Tribunal * President, Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) * President, Employment Tribunals (Scotland) * President, Claims Management Services Tribunal * President, Financial Services and Markets Tribunal (FINSMAT) (Note 2) * President, VAT and Duties Tribunals * Presiding Special Commissioner of Income Tax * President, Lands Tribunals (England and Wales) * President, Lands Tribunal (Scotland) * Recorder of Belfast (Note 3) * Recorder of Liverpool * Recorder of Manchester * Senior Circuit Judges * Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) * Sheriffs Principal * Specialist Circuit Judges (Note 4) Salary wef 1 November 2006: £129,900

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £131,849

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £133,100 * Back to top

Group 6.1: * Chief Registrar and Senior and Chief Masters * Circuit Judges * County Court Judges (Northern Ireland) * Judge Advocate of the Fleet * Master of the Court of Protection * President, Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) * President, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland) * President, Lands Tribunals (Northern Ireland) * Regional Chairmen, Appeal Tribunals * Regional Chairmen Employment Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland) * Registrar of Criminal Appeals * Senior District Judge, Principal Registry of the Family Division * Sheriffs * Senior Cost Judge * Senior Immigration Judges * Social Security Commissioners (England, Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland) * Vice-President, Employment Tribunal (Scotland) Salary wef 1 November 2006: £120,300

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £122,105

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £123,200 * Back to top

Group 6.2: * Adjudicator, HM Land Registry * Chairmen, VAT and Duties Tribunals * Deputy Senior District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) * Members, Claims Management Service Tribunal * Members, Lands Tribunals (England and Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland) * Regional Chairmen, Mental Health Review Tribunals, England * Special Commissioners of Income Tax * Vice-Judge Advocate General * Vice-Presidents, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland) * Vice-Presidents, VAT and Duties Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland) Salary wef 1 November 2006: £114,400

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £116,116

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £116,700 * Designated Immigration Judges (Note 5) * President, Pensions Appeal Tribunal (Notes 5 and 6) Salary wef 1 November 2006: £104,220

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £105,784

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £106,812 * Deputy Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator (Note 5) * Presiding Resident Magistrate (Northern Ireland) Salary wef 1 April 2007: £105,784

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £106,812 * Back to top

Group 7: (Note 5) * Assistant Judge Advocates General * (District) Chairmen, Appeal Tribunals * Chairmen, Employment Tribunals (England and Wales; and Scotland) * Chairmen, Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Northern Ireland) * Coroner (Northern Ireland) * Costs Judges * Deputy President Pensions Appeal Tribunal * District Judges * District Judges of the Principal Registry of the Family Division * District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) * District Judges (Northern Ireland) * Immigration Judges * Masters and Registrars of the Supreme Court * Masters of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) * Members, Gambling Appeals Tribunal * Resident Magistrates, Northern Ireland * Chief Medical Member, Appeals Tribunal Salary wef 1 November 2006: £96,500

Salary wef 1 April 2007 £97,948

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £98,900 * Adjudicator, Asylum Support Adjudicators Salary wef 1 April 2007: £87,300

Salary wef 1 November 2007: £88,109 (Note 7) * Back to top ---- Notes # Part-time position. Salary of £75,482 for 3 day week is pro rata to Group 5 rate. # All four offices currently held by the same person. Current incumbent (as at 1/4/02) paid at Group 4 rate. # Current post-holder receives a salary of 108% of Group 5 rate under arrangement established from 1/4/02. # Chancery, Mercantile and Patents Judges. # Deputy Chief Asylum Support Adjudicator, President, Pension Appeal Tribunal and Designated Immigration Judges in London and London Group 7 posts will continue to attract a London salary lead of £2,000 p.a. and a London Allowance of £2000 pa. # Current post-holder receives a salary of 108% of Group 7 rate. # £4,000 of this figure will be designated as London Weighting

* Back to top ---- This letter gives the senior salaries review body our view on the appropriate rate of pay increase for judges for 2007 to 2008. This is supported by information on judicial recruitment and other relevant factors. * Senior Salaries Review Body : annual written evidence 2006 [PDF 279kb, 36 pages]