Decision details

Review of Workforce Pay Model

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update on the progress of developing a new Pay Model.


            The Chief Executive introduced the Review of Workforce Pay Model report which provide an overview of the impact of implementing the second year (2019) of the two year National Joint Council (NJC) pay agreement (2018/19 – 2019/20) using the national model.


            Detailed work had been completed on options for a new pay model which had to pass the tests of being legal and equitable, workable and sustainable, acceptable and affordable.  The Council should also be setting itself the objective to become an accredited Foundation Living Wage Employer.


            In response to a question, the Chief Executive confirmed that employees would be informed of the new pay model once negotiations with the Trade Unions had been concluded.




(a)       That the progress made in reviewing the Pay Model to incorporate the requirements of the 2nd year of the National Pay Award be noted and welcomed; and


(b)       That the Chief Executive be invited to conclude negotiations with the Trade Unions and agree and implement a revised pay model using his delegated powers provided that:-


1.    The new pay model meets the new tests as set out in the report;

2.    The new pay mode passes an Independent Equality Impact Assessment; and

3.    The recurring base cost does not exceed the provision within the draft 2019/20 budget by a tolerance greater than 5%.

Report author: Sharon Carney

Publication date: 23/01/2019

Date of decision: 22/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 22/01/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 31/01/2019

Accompanying Documents:

  • Pay Modelling
  • Enc. 1 for Pay Modelling
  • Enc. 2 for Pay Modelling
  • Enc. 3 for Pay Modelling