£60,000 pay rise for judges sparks anger
JUDGES COULD be in line for an annual pay rise of almost £60,000 in a move which could spark fury among public sector workers, it has been reported.
A Government-commissioned report has recommended High Court judges should receive a 32 per cent salary increase, it was reported.
The paper said the rise would see their pay jump from £181,500-a-year to £240,000 – an increase of more than £1,100-aweek. The proposed increase – by the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) – is said to have been justified by claims of low morale within the judiciary.
A combination of long and stressful hours and a series of tax changes to pension schemes for high earners was said to have led to a recruitment crisis, with a sharp fall in the numbers applying to join the bench.
However a large rise could infuriate other public sector workers.