Thanks for your question.
I have also checked the SOC codes and you are correct in stating that the minimum rate for a new graduate is £23K.
As you have no right of appeal, I would suggest you write to the department that made the decision and ask them to re-consider in light of the new information./ You should enclose any information you intend to rely upon along with your request for reconsideration.
Failing that, your only alternative may be an application for Judicial Review which could be both lengthy and costly.
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