Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



RESOLVED:  1)         That an annual pay award of 2.5% be implemented with effect from 1st April 2021.  This includes the ‘catch up’ percentage of 0.25% agreed following the outcome of the National Pay negotiations for 2020/21.

2)    That the bottom of the PG scales be increased to £9.50 per hour wef 1.4.21, subject to ‘3’ below


3)    That the Authority continues its practice of matching the bottom point of PG Scales to the lowest point on the National pay scales if these exceed the Borough Council’s lowest pay point when the National Pay Award is agreed.

4)    That staff be granted an additional day of annual leave for 2021/22 (pro rata for Part Time employees) in recognition of the commitment and flexibility demonstrated by employees throughout the year in continuing to balance the additional demands of the pandemic with a return to delivery of the normal range of Council services.   For staff who are scheduled to work on 24.12.21 the additional day should be taken then.   For other staff an alternative day off will be agreed with Line Managers.


Reason for Decision


To implement an annual pay increase for employees which reflects current labour market information and the increasing difficulty experienced in recruiting to a range of posts throughout the Authority.  To reflect the approach taken by the National Employers in relation to increases in the minimum wage paid to employees.   These recommendations are reflected in the Authority’s Financial Plan.


Publication date: 20/10/2021

Date of decision: 20/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/10/2021 - Cabinet

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