The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has denied major fault with its computerised payroll system, despite thousands of military personnel not being paid correctly.
More than 16,000 members of the British Armed Forces were underpaid in August, the latest month for which official data is available, according to the MoD. Some have even gone without full pay for up to five months, according to the Sunday Times.
The Joint Personnel Administration computer system was introduced in March 2006 in the Royal Navy, followed by the RAF in October last year, and the army in April.
A spokesman for the MoD told Personnel Today: “There is no problem with the system itself. Where the problem has occurred is with data being inputted incorrectly, which has affected pay accuracy.”
He said that where soldiers not being paid correctly, they should report the issue immediately and in most cases, the matter would be dealt with on the spot.