Dear Ministry of Defence,
I hereby request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act, please respond electronically by e-mail:
1. For comparative analysis, what was the British Army pay scale for officer ranks in 1990? And what were the associated pension entitlements as a percentage of those pay scales in 1990?
2. For comparative analysis, what is the current British Army pay scale for officer ranks in 2020? And what are the associated pension entitlements as a percentage of those pay scales in 2020?
Specifically, how much has officer pay for Second Lieutenants risen on average and how much have pension payments for Second Lieutenants risen on average between 1990 and 2020?
3. What specific changes were implemented in the way inflation was calculated and at what junctures between 1990 and 2020 - what was taken out of the inflation calculations? And what items were replaced in the inflation calculations?
3. What justification was made for changes in those inflation measurements, and when were those changes made?
4. Who was involved in those decisions, which departments and individuals?
5. What discussions were undertaken, specifically which pros and cons of making those changes were considered at those times?
6. What, if any, comparative measures are used by the government regarding the value of the Pound which are not referenced to other fiat currencies - specifically is there any official government tracking, recording, or measurement relating the buying power of the Pound compared to gold?
Thank you for your kind assistance.
Dear Mr Upstone,
Thank you for your email requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Please see the attached response.
Defence People Secretariat FOI
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