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Draft Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 and Implementation of 2019 Pay Award

Decision Maker: Civic Affairs

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider a draft Pay Policy Statement 2019/20


The Committee received a report from the Head of Human Resources.


The report set out a draft pay policy statement as required under the Localism Act. The Localism Act requires the Council to have considered, approved and published a pay policy statement for each financial year. This must be approved by Full Council and be in place by 31March each year.


In response to the report Councillors welcomed the apprentice scheme and commented that the City Council offered better rates of pay for apprentices than other organisations.


The Head of Human Resources said the following in response to Members’ questions:

  i.  Trade Unions were supportive of the pay proposals.

  ii.  GMB had previously responded to the proposals. Unison’s position on the consultation in the Officer’s report was now known.


Unanimously resolvedto:

  i.  Recommend to Council the draft Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 attached as Appendix 1.

  ii.  Note the position on the consultation with Unison members on the proposed pay scale changes, and to receive an update at the Civic Affairs meeting.

  iii.  Recommend to Council the proposal to introduce the proposed changes to the Council’s pay scale with effect from April 2019, attached in Appendix 2 of the Officer’s report and to delegate authority to the Head of Human Resources to implement the changes to the Council’s pay scale.

  iv.  Agree the renaming of the previous grade of JNC1 as ‘Head of Service’.

Report author: Deborah Simpson

Publication date: 08/02/2019

Date of decision: 30/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Civic Affairs

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