What is the Day’s Pay Scheme?
The Day’s Pay Scheme is an Army wide initiative launched in 1964 that gave serving personnel the means to contribute to Regimental Charities.
How much do I Pay?
REME Soldiers contribute 100% of one day’s pay annually to The REME Charity. Officers contribute 200% of a day’s pay to The REME Charity, the other 100% is split between The REME Institution and REME HQ Officers’ Mess.
The scheme for Reservists to contribute launched in April 2016. Reservist soldiers contribute 25% of one day’s pay and Officers contribute 50% of a day’s pay.
Payments are deducted monthly from pay pre tax. The REME Charity receives most of its income through this scheme.
What happens when I leave the Corps?
Subscriptions to the Days Pay Scheme cease automatically on discharge. However, you remain eligible for benevolence support for yourself and your dependants for life.
What is the money used for?
The Day’s Pay Scheme is the majority of the income of The REME Charity and it aids all the areas covered in this website.
If you need more information or want to check if you are contributing please contact Hayley Bodman on 01249 894524