The Council's approach to pay and reward is to reward its staff appropriately taking into account the need to ensure value for money in respect of the use of public expenditure, balanced against the need to recruit and retain employees who can make the Council an effective and efficient organisation that delivers the best possible services for the people of Cumbria within its available resources.
The agreement and publication of a Pay Policy Statement is a requirement under the Localism Act. The statement sets out the Council's own policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce - particularly its senior staff and its lower paid employees.
The Pay Policy Statement (PDF 232kb) has been agreed by Full Council and relates to the pay and benefits of the council's workforce. Since 1 April 2014, the council has been a 'Living Wage' employer, paying those employees below the nationally recognised 'UK Living Wage' (as set by the Living Wage Foundation) an additional supplement to make up their pay.
Follow the links below for further information on senior officers' pay.
Further information relating to employees whose salary exceeds £ 50,000 can be found from page 90 in the Council Statement of Accounts.