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    Question Salaries in the UK

    Hi. I have problems with understanding UK salaries. For example:
    1. 25,000, pay award pending -- what does this "pay award pending" mean?
    2. 25,000, plus contributory public sector pension (pay award pending).

    Are (1) and (2) the same?

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    Nyggus


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    Re: Salaries in the UK

    "pay award pending" means that the salary is due for revision but the terms are still under negotiation.

    1 and 2 are essentially the same, except that the second one specifies that a contributory pension scheme is part of the total salary package.

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    Re: Salaries in the UK

    Also, when looking at annual salaries you should be aware that this is before deductions - for tax, National Insurance, pension contributions, etc. Someone earning 25K would be very unlikely to take home more than 20K.

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