Pay and benefits for staff earning over £50,000 are set nationally either by The National Joint Council for Local Government Services or the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Officers of Local Authorities and locally through our Employment Committee and Full Council.
The remuneration package is made up of salary and the opportunity to opt into the local government pension scheme. Regulations governing the pension scheme are set nationally. Employees are expected to make contributions of between 5.5% and 7.5% into the pension fund (the more you earn, the more you contribute). This employee contribution is matched by an employer contribution which is currently 19.1%.
The council’s expenses policy applies to all staff regardless of salary and covers things such as reimbursement for travel expenses. Staff earning over £50,000 per annum do not qualify for any other allowances.