The Localism Act 2011 requires us to publish a pay policy and to review it annually. The policy sets out the pay and remuneration schemes in place for all employees for the year.
This document aims to provide our managers and employees with clear guidance on how our pay policies should be managed and maintained in the workplace. It also outlines our Pay Multiple and Gender Pay Gap data.
We review and republish the document on an annual basis to ensure that we take a consistent and fair approach to how we pay staff at all levels.
The was approved by Council on 21 February 2023.
The minimum annual salary of our employees in 2023/24 is £22,369 FTE, Grade 3 (subject to the NJC national pay award)
Based on staffing levels at the time of issuing this policy and salary data as at 31 March 2023, the approximate mean average salary for non-Chief Officer employees is £32,873 and the median salary is £31,099.
Based on staffing levels at the time of issuing this policy and salary data as at 31 March 2023, the approximate mean average salary for Chief Officers is £76,081 and the median is £77,180.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the "Minimum Income Standard" for the UK.
In January 2015, The Living Wage Foundation accredited Uttlesford District Council as a Living Wage Employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see that everyone working at the council, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, receive a minimum hourly wage of at least the Living Wage. The minimum hourly rate that we pay our employees is £11,59, which is significantly higher than the National Living Wage of £10.42 per hour and the Real Living Wage of £10.90 per hour.