We issued a Newsflash in December to let you know that the pay settlements for 2023/24 for Chief Officers and non-teaching-staff had concluded, and payment would be in two parts, as explained below.
What have we done so far?
- We applied your new interim hourly rates in your November pay and backdated this to the 1st of April 2023. Arrears of pay were processed and paid at the end of November for the impact of the interim pay rates for the period 1st April 2023 to 15th October 2023.
- You received the final settlement pay rates in your December pay. We applied your new hourly rate from the 16th November onwards.
You can find details of the final 2023/24 hourly rates for each spinal column point including any changes made as part of the agreement on MyCouncilWorks.
What happens next?
We let you know in December that we intended to make payment of any arrears owed covering April to November 2023 by the end of February 2024.
Our Payroll Team is currently calculating these arrears and you can expect payment of any arrears due to you by the end of the month as planned.
I am sure that you can appreciate the amount of work calculating the changes take for the Payroll Team, along with processing regular pay runs for everyone. I would like to thank the team for all their hard work.
Important information about Universal Credit
If you receive Universal Credit, the amount adjusts if your take-home pay changes. This includes awards of backdated pay.
If you receive additional pay within a Universal Credit assessment period (month), your Universal Credit payment will be less than you normally receive, or your income may be too high to qualify for a payment. As payments are calculated based on your personal circumstances, we, as your employer do not know how, or if, you may be affected.
We have provided more information on MyCouncilWorks including who to contact to discuss your Universal Credit and how to reclaim.