Pay Policy Statement 2019/20
Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Council (Item 31)
Report of Councillor Alison Webb, Executive Member for People & Information.
Councillor Alison Webb, the Executive Member for People & Information presented the report. The Pay Policy Statement was a statutory requirement and had already been considered by the Overview & Scrutiny Commission at its meeting on 31 January 2019.
RESOLVED that the Pay Policy Statement be approved.
Report of Executive Member for People and Information, Councillor Alison Webb.
The Executive Member for People & Information presented the Pay Policy Statement to Members. Under Section 38 of the Localism Act, a Pay Policy Statement was required to be produced annually and approved by 31 March each year.
Councillor Dimoglou asked about the ‘makeup’ of the Joint Appointments & Disciplinary Committee. He also asked about the Chief Officer pay-bands and why there were such vast differences between them and who decided where these people were put.
The Executive Director for Strategy & Governance explained that pay grades were set collectively by the Joint Appointments & Disciplinary Committee and the pay bands were created via job evaluations that all local Councils had to abide by.
Councillor Joel asked if South Holland staff were on the same pay ceilings as Breckland. Members were informed that it had been agreed that all shared staff would be under Breckland Councils terms & conditions and pay grades. A recent review of South Holland District Council’s terms and conditions had been undertaken and were now much more aligned.
Councillor Jermy drew attention to the fact that during his discussions with the Independent Remuneration Panel members, a Panel that set the Members’ allowances, an allowance for the use of electric vehicles was discussed and he asked if this could be considered for staff.
The Executive Director for Strategy and Governance said that this would be investigated.
RECOMMEND to Council that the Pay Policy Statement be approved.