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Council staff pay scrutinised

Posted onPosted on 20th Mar

The annual Pay Policy Statement, listing the pay, terms and conditions of 9,428 employees directly employed by Nottinghamshire County Council, will be discussed at next week’s Full Council meeting (27th March).

All local authorities have a legal duty to publish the statement, which includes information about how the chief executive and senior officers are paid and how this relates to the pay of other council staff.

Under national agreements, pay for the most senior officers has been frozen since 2008.

The updated statement lists a number of senior managers from the NHS who transferred to the council in April 2013 as part of national changes to the way public health services are delivered. Their pay and conditions are protected for two years by law.

The document highlights key employment policies, including how salaries and terms and conditions of employment are set, as well as redundancy and early retirement agreements.

Coun Alan Rhodes, leader of the council said: “Public spending is under greater scrutiny than ever before and I welcome the opportunity to highlight our pay policies in full detail on our website to support open and transparent decision making.

“We’ve looked very hard at every opportunity to save money by changing how we work and the services we provide. This means we’ve already been able to reduce the number of management jobs by 220 posts – around 25% – with a further 75 posts likely to be removed later this year.

“In addition, two service director posts – very senior manager positions at the council – have also recently been removed.”

The document will be published on the council’s website by Tuesday, 1st April.