The Welsh Government says it has no plans to scrap the system of automatic pay progression for its civil servants. The Chancellor announced on Wednesday that he was getting rid of guaranteed annual salary increases in the Civil Service.
Today the Welsh Government said that won't apply to most of its staff, whose pay and conditions staff are decided in Wales. The only exception is for the most senior civil servants but they are already not eligible for automatic increases.
– Welsh Government spokesperson
The Welsh Government's pay arrangements are devolved with the exception of Senior Civil Servant pay which does not operate an incremental pay system.
Any change to the current pay system and the payment of increments would require detailed legal considerations and discussions with Trade Unions. There are no plans, at the present time, to change the system.
The decision only applies to Welsh Government employees. Civil Servants such as DVLA workers who are employed by a Whitehall department will be affected by the Chancellor's ruling.