04/09/2012

£1.2m Royal Navy Pay Error

Over 400 Royal Navy Personnel have been overpaid following an error by the Ministry of Defence.

The MoD confirmed it has arranged for repayments to be made. Some 423 members and former members of the Navy had been affected over several years. The £1.2m will be paid back.

Repayments range from £17,000 to £9.

In a statement, the MoD said: "We can confirm that an overpayment of salary has been made to a number of Navy personnel.

"We have apologised to all of those affected and in accordance with standard government practice, arrangements are in place for repayment of monies wrongly received.

"Where repayment of monies is appropriate, procedures are in place to prevent any hardship to individuals."

(GK)


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