The Council’s approach to pay and benefits is to award its staff appropriately ensuring that we can recruit and retain high quality employees who can deliver the best possible services to the public, while at the same time ensuring that we provide value for money.
The agreement and publication of a Pay Policy Statement is a requirement under the government’s Localism Act which 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 an additional supplement to make up their pay.
A new Chief Executive was appointed in September 2013 on a reduced salary and the number of corporate directors has subsequently been reduced from six to three. Follow the link below for up to date details on senior officers' pay. This document reflects the recent changes in senior management.
Further information relating to employees whose salary exceeds £50,000 can be found from page 90 in the following document:Unaudited Statement of Accounts 2014/2015 (PDF 1MB)