Letter from Local Government Employers

National Employers for Local Government Services
Heather Wakefield, Rehana Azam, Jim Kennedy
Trade Union Side Secretaries
NJC for Local Government Services
c/o UNISON Centre
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY
5 December 2017
Dear Heather, Rehana and Jim,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY 2018
I am writing on behalf of the Employers’ Side of the NJC to respond formally to the Trade
Union Side’s pay claim.
The National Employers wish to make the following final offer:
From 1 April 2018:
 On SCP 6, £1,380 (equivalent to 9.191%)
 On SCP 7, £1,380 (equivalent to 9.130%)
 On SCP 8, £1,380 (equivalent to 9.052%)
 On SCP 9, £1,380 (equivalent to 8.976%)
 On SCP 10, £1,250 (equivalent to 8.006%)
 On SCP 11, £1,200 (equivalent to 7.592%)
 On SCP 12, £1,050 (equivalent to 6.512%)
 On SCP 13, £900 (equivalent to 5.458%)
 On SCP 14, £900 (equivalent to 5.363%)
 On SCP 15, £900 (equivalent to 5.272%)
 On SCP 16, £900 (equivalent to 5.167%)
 On SCP 17, £900 (equivalent to 5.064%)
 On SCP 18, £800 (equivalent to 4.427%)
 On SCP 19, £700 (equivalent to 3.734%)
 On SCPs 20 and above, 2.0%
The Employers acknowledge the constructive way in which the NJC Pay Spine Review
Group has worked together over the past eighteen months and therefore propose that a
revised pay spine be introduced with effect from 1 April 2019. The Employers’ detailed
offer in regard to this is attached as Annex A.
The proposed 2019 pay spine is based on the following:
 A bottom rate of £9.00 per hour (£17,364) on new SCP1 (equivalent to old SCP6)
 ‘Pairing off’ old SCPs 6-17 incl to create new SCPs 1-6 incl
 Equal steps of 2.0% between each new SCPs 1 to 22 incl (equivalent to old SCPs
6-28 incl)
 Creating equal steps between pay points would introduce new SCPs 10, 13, 16,
18 and 21 to which no old SCPs would assimilate. This would mean that in some
organisations the current number of pay points in a grade would change. The
Employers therefore suggest that we work together to consider appropriate advice
as such issues arise
 On new SCPs 23 and above (equivalent to old SCPs 29 and above), 2.0%
We trust that you will now put this offer to your members for consultation and understand
that you will be considering this over the next few days.
Yours sincerely,
Simon Pannell
Simon Pannell
Employers’ Secretar

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