The State as employer in a Special Council meeting of the PSCBC announced on 24 March 2014 that the cost-of -living salary adjustment, as of 1 April 2014, will be 7,2% (i.e. the projected CPI for 2014/15 which is 6,2% plus 1%). It is estimated that another 0,2% will be added to the 7,2%, this being the difference by which the actual CPI for 2013/14 may exceed the projected CPI for that period. The overall cost-of-living adjustment for 2014/2015 is therefore estimated at 7,4%. The increase will be effective from 1 April 2014, but it is expected that the salary adjustments will only be implemented in May 2014, with back pay to 1 April 2014.