The Councilís 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 governmentís Localism Act which sets out the Councilís own policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, particularly its senior staff, and its lower paid employees.
The Senior Management ("Chief Officer") structure within the Council is currently undergoing a review. Once the changes have been implemented these will be reflected within the updated Pay Policy Statement, following approval by Full Council in February 2014. A new Chief Executive was appointed in September on a reduced salary, which differs from the salary shown within the published pay policy statement and officers remuneration documents below.
The Pay Policy Statement has been agreed by Full Council and relates to the pay and benefits of its workforce for the forthcoming financial year (2013/14). Future Pay Policy Statements will be agreed by Full Council before the beginning of each financial year.
Officers Remuneration 2012/13 (PDF 84kb)