The LGA have received a 2024 pay claim from ALACE. Councils will be briefed on this claim at the regional pay consultation briefings, scheduled to take place between 7 and 27 March.

The claim seeks:

  • a pay increase for all chief executives in April 2024 and subsequent years that is the same as the percentage increase for the top point on the scale for local government staff covered by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services. (NB: if the pay offer is expressed in £s rather than a percentage for the NJC scale, we are seeking a pay increase for chief executives that is not less than the percentage increase for the top point on the NJC scale. To provide a worked example of what we are seeking: if the pay increase for NJC staff in April 2024 is £1000, it would represent a 1.94% increase for staff on spinal column point 43 (£51,515). In that scenario we would expect the pay offer for chief executives to be 1.94%.
  • a direct and immutable link for increases for April 2024 onwards, to ensure that chief executives would receive the same percentage increase as the top point on the NJC scale.
  • the potential need to review the provision that the leave allowance for chief executives is a minimum of 30 days (inclusive of any long service leave, extra statutory and local holidays). If the 2024 pay deal for NJC staff involves any further increase in annual leave, we would expect to see a matching increase in the minimum leave allowance for chief executives.

Separate pay claims have not yet been submitted by the Staff Sides representing NJC local government services (‘Green Book’), JNC Craftworkers (‘Red Book’) and JNC Chief Officers.

For all the most up-to-date information on pay claims visit: seemp.co.uk/free-resources/latest-on-pay

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