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Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25

Meeting: 20/02/2024 - Council (Item 65)

65 Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25

To receive and approve the Council’s Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the Pay Policy Statement as presented in the agenda.

 


Meeting: 30/01/2024 - Employment Committee (Item 27)

27 Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25

To consider the Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The item was introduced by the Head of Organisational Development and HR. It was explained that the Pay Policy Statement was for recommendation by the Committee to Full Council for approval. Under the transparency requirements in the Localism Act 2011, the Council had to annually publish its approach to pay. The version contained in the agenda pack had incorporated the Committee’s feedback and questions that had arisen in conjunction with the development of the budget for 2024/25. The latest workforce and pay data were also included and reflected the position as of 1 January 2024. It was highlighted that the Pay Policy Statement set out the Council’s commitment to fair pay for all inclusive of a voluntary commitment to the Real Living Wage as determined by the Real Wage Foundation which was more than the statutory minimum.

 

It was noted by the Committee that the gap between the highest and lowest paid had reduced. The Managing Director explained that this reflected Senior Officers having taken a pay freeze for two years and that a set amount pay increase had been applied during 2023/24.

 

RESOLVED: to note Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25 and recommend it to Full Council for approval.