Localism Act 2011 comes into force
Implementation date: 15 January 2012
The Localism Act 2011 prescribes that local authorities must prepare a pay policy statement for the financial year 2012/13 and subsequent financial years. The pay policy statement should set out the authority's policies relating to the remuneration of its chief officers, the remuneration of its lowest-paid employees, and the relationship between the remuneration of its chief officers and the remuneration of its employees who are not chief officers. The Act can be viewed on the UK legislation website.