Entry from British & World English dictionary
A standard rate of pay before additional payments such as allowances and bonuses.
- Even if they come sixth, however, they could receive one and a half times their salary on top of basic pay and a bonus equivalent to that salary.
- The basic pay rates of staff in private prisons are comparable to publicly paid prison officers.
- Current basic pay rates for drivers can be as low as £4.97 an hour - which will be below the new national minimum wage of £5.05 an hour due in October.
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