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Supreme Court judges will see their £ 181,500 pay rise to nearly £ 227,000 under plans announced by Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor David Gauke.

Where's the court? Top judges will receive an inflation-breaking 25 percent wage increase worth £ 45,000 because the current six-figure salary is not enough to stop them.

  • High Court Judges salaries will rise from £ 181,500 Pay raise to nearly £ 227,000
  • Crown judges also pay 15 percent from £ 134,800 to £ 155,000
  • It followed a senior wage overview last year, which indicated a 32 percent increase
  • Justice Minister David Gauke said the system was at & # 39; a critical point & # 39; used to be
  • His department said that one in three judges is considering & # 39; to resign & # 39;
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Top judges receive a 25 percent incremental pay rise, raising their six-figure salary by up to £ 45,000 to stop them from stopping, the government reported today.

Supreme Court judges will see their £ 181,500 pay rise to nearly £ 227,000 under plans announced by Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor David Gauke.

Circuit judges sitting in Crown Courts, and Upper Tribunal judges dealing with immigration cases, also receive a 15 percent salary increase, which will increase their £ 134,800 salary by more than £ 20,000 to £ 155,000.

But the increases are lower than a recommendation from the Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) last year, which said the Supreme Court judges should increase the pay by 32 percent to £ 240,000 and the judges of the Crown Court by 22 percent rise to £ 165,000.

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Mr. Gauke said: & # 39; We have reached a critical point. There are too many vacancies and with the farewell of many judges looming, we must act now before we see a serious impact on our courts and tribunals.

Supreme Court judges will see their £ 181,500 pay rise to nearly £ 227,000 under plans announced by Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor David Gauke.

Supreme Court judges will see their £ 181,500 pay rise to nearly £ 227,000 under plans announced by Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor David Gauke.

David Gauke said: & # 39; We have reached a critical point. There are too many vacancies and with the farewell of many judges looming, we must act now & # 39;

David Gauke said: & # 39; We have reached a critical point. There are too many vacancies and with the farewell of many judges looming, we must act now & # 39;

David Gauke said: & # 39; We have reached a critical point. There are too many vacancies and with the farewell of many judges looming, we must act now & # 39;

& # 39; Judges are in a unique position and once they join the bank, they cannot return to the practice.

Zonder Without the best legal minds in these seats, everyone who uses our courts will suffer, as well as our international reputation.

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& # 39; This temporary benefit, pending a long-term change in the pension system, enables us to continue to attract the smartest and best and to prevent delays for potentially life-changing decisions. & # 39;

The Ministry of Justice said that the transfer affects a quarter of paid judges and aims to resolve the immediate recruitment issue until a long-term, sustainable, pension-based solution can be implemented for all judges. & # 39;

It said that more than 10 percent of senior positions & # 39; vacant & # 39; remained, with one department, the Chancery Division dealing with financial matters, which is expected to be up to 40 percent below strength until the end of the year & # 39; without urgent action & # 39 ;.

But UNISON's assistant general secretary, Christina McAnea, said: & # 39; It is significant that low-paid and female-dominated police and justice supporters have received a lower salary increase in recent years due to tightening the belt.

& # 39; But the money is there when the overwhelmingly masculine judiciary needs special treatment. & # 39;

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The legal system has been hit by a wave of retirement and the absence of positions due to a combination of long and stressful hours, and a need to compensate high earners for a series of tax changes in their pension plans.

Circuit judges in Crown Courts also receive a 15 percent salary increase, which will increase their £ 134,800 more than £ 20,000 to £ 155,000

Circuit judges in Crown Courts also receive a 15 percent salary increase, which will increase their £ 134,800 more than £ 20,000 to £ 155,000

Circuit judges in Crown Courts also receive a 15 percent salary increase, which will increase their £ 134,800 more than £ 20,000 to £ 155,000

The combination has led to a recruitment crisis and a dramatic drop in the number of people who signed up for the Supreme Court judges.

The MoJ report on the revision of the SSRB last year said that the moral level is low … one in three judges are considering giving up.

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& # 39; Wages and pensions are key factors, as well as increased work pressure, stressful working conditions and requirements for work outside office hours. We need an attractive remuneration structure that focuses on higher levels in the judiciary. & # 39;

It said that in recent years the judges of the Supreme Court had been hit hardest by Tory cuts in tax breaks on high-income pensions. They lost the reduction of the tax-free annual pension benefit to £ 40,000 and the reduction of the tax-free pension benefit (LTA) from £ 1.5 million to £ 1 million – both introduced by Mr Gauke's conservative government.

According to the MoJ, judges felt that their salary was insufficient, led to a deterioration of morale and disappointment, and their workload was too high, and he added: The government acknowledges that pay is a key factor in choosing a career as a judge. & # 39;

The number of people who wanted to become a Supreme Court judge had halved in ten years, it added.

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