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Pay awards: 25 July 2019

The table below summarises the latest pay settlements monitored by XpertHR.

For each pay award, the entry shows the employer, the employee group covered, the effective date, the length of the pay award and details of the main changes. Use our pay awards by industry page to find all recent pay awards published for each industry.

Central government

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Review Body on Senior Salaries (SSRB) - salaried judicial office-holders in the UK (2,119) 1.4.19 12

In response to the SSRB's major review of the judicial salary structure, the Government has announced that from 1 April 2019 a temporary recruitment and retention allowance will be paid to salaried High Court, circuit and Upper Tribunal judges in England and Wales, and those office-holders above them in the judicial hierarchy, who are eligible for the Judicial Pension Scheme 2015. The allowance is set at 25% of salary for eligible High Court judges and above and 15% for eligible judges below the High Court, and replaces the existing 11% allowance introduced for High Court judges in 2017. The allowance will be retained until a long-term solution to the recruitment and retention problems in the judiciary is introduced. The SSRB had recommended pay increases of up to 32% for these groups.

The Government also announced that a pay award of 2% would be paid to all judges from the 1 April review date.

From 1 October 2019 some judicial offices will be moved to a higher salary group on the basis of evidence from the SSRB, although not all the recommended changes were accepted and the recommendation for restructuring the salary groups was not accepted.

The SSRB's major review covered salaried and fee-paid members of the judiciary across the UK.

Scottish Government - all except senior civil service in core directorates and agencies (7,700) 1.4.19 12

All pay steps under £36,500 increase by 3% subject to £750 consolidated cash underpin (pro rata for part-timers) where annual salary is below £25,000.

In addition lowest adult rate rises by 5% to £19,314 a year, taking it to the equivalent of £10 an hour.

For pay steps above £36,500 range maxima at grades B3, C1, C2 and C3 increase by 3%.

Eligible staff in bands A, B and C below their range maximum - in post as at 30 November 2018 and remaining in that range to 1 April 2019 - progress by one step towards range maximum, subject to affordability and satisfactory performance.

Staff on range maximum as at 31 March 2019 receive non-consolidated, non-pensionable lump-sum equivalent to 1% of relevant range maximum (based on 31 March 2019 values).

Pay is performance related so that those rated as "not effective" have their pay frozen until assessed as "effective".

States of Jersey - civil servants (3,200) 1.1.19 12 1% basic pay rise.
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Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Vertellus Specialties, Hale Bank - maintenance and production grades (50) 1.4.19 12 3% base rise.
Vertellus Specialties, Hale Bank - managerial, professional and support staff (40) 1.4.19 12 3% merit pot increase.
Vertellus Specialties, Seal Sands - maintenance and production grades (50) 1.4.19 12 3% base rise.
Vertellus Specialties, Seal Sands - managerial, professional and support staff (25) 1.4.19 12 Merit awards from 3% pay budget.
Vertellus Specialties, Workington - maintenance and production grades (30) 1.4.19 12 3% base rise.
Vertellus Specialties, Workington - managerial, professional and support staff (22) 1.4.19 12 Individual performance increases from 3% paybill pot.
View all chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil awards

Construction

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Construction Industry Joint Council - craft, general and skilled employees (500,000) 24.6.19 24

Second year of two-year deal: base rates rise by 2.9%. The agreement brings the minimum hourly rate for a general operative to £9.53 (£371.67 for a standard 39-hour week).

The minimum rate for craftworkers (including carpenters, bricklayers and painters) rises to £12.67 an hour (£494.13 for a standard 39-hour week). Rates for first-year apprentices improved by 3.6% to £5.70 an hour.

Mastic Asphalt NJIC - labourers, "mixermen" and spreaders (2,000) 24.6.19 24 Second year of two-year deal: 2.9% increase.
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Electricity, gas and water

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Morrison Utility Services - monthly paid (2,500) 1.4.19 12 2% pay increase.
ScottishPower - retail business (1,500) 1.1.19 27 Second stage of 27-month deal gives a pay rise of 2.2% plus either £250 or £500 non-consolidated, depending on individual performance. The next stage will take effect from 1 April 2020.
ScottishPower - management and personal contract holders (1,200) 1.4.19 12 Merit awards from 3% pay pot.
Severn Trent Water - frontline and team managers (6,500) 1.7.19 24 Second year of two-year deal gives a 2.4% rise.
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Hotels, catering and leisure

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Liverpool Philharmonic Society - box office and general staff (180); musicians (75) 1.4.19 12 2% basic pay rise.
National Theatre - BECTU-represented box office workers, costume staff, engineers and stage technicians (280 permanent, 100 casuals) 1.4.19 12 2% basic pay increase.
National Theatre - personal contract holders (350) 1.4.19 12 Annual salaries rise by 2%.
SOLT/Equity West End Theatre performers and stage management agreement - theatre performers and stage managers (650) 8.4.19 48 First year of four-year deal: minimum rate across all categories of theatres rises by 2.6%.
SOLT/Equity West End theatre directors agreement - theatre directors (50) 1.4.19 32 Second stage of 32-month deal: minimum fee rises by 5% on 1 August 2018 rate.
TNC/Writers' Guild of Great Britain agreement - writers for major theatres (numbers unknown) 1.4.19 12 All fees rise by 2%.
Trump Turnberry Resort - all (265 permanent, 130 casual/seasonal) 1.4.19 12 General 2.5% pay rise. Lowest adult rate rises from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour, worth approximately 4.9%, in line with the national living wage, paid to all employees aged 18 and over. Employees aged under 18 are paid £6.03 an hour.
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Local government

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Buckinghamshire County Council - staff on Bucks Pay (Schools) scales (5,000) 1.4.19 12 2% increase on base salary.
City of London Corporation - all staff in grades A-J and the senior management group (3,600) 1.7.19 24

Second year of two-year deal gives a 2.45% increase on all salaries in grades A-C and a 2% rise on all graded salaries in grades D and above (including the senior management group).

London weighting allowance rates are increased by 5% for all staff.

The award also provided for restructuring of grade A (the organisation's lowest pay grade) from 1 October in each of the two years covered by the award: the bottom point of the scale is removed in each year and the top point of the scale moves up by one point.

The London living wage is applied as a minimum rate for all directly employed staff including apprentices, casual staff and agency workers.

Huntingdonshire District Council - all staff except senior management team (700) 1.4.19 12 1% pay rise.
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Not-for-profit

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home - all (536) 1.1.19 12

Performance-related awards as follows:

  • good - 2.5% consolidated;
  • very good - 3% consolidated plus a 0.5% non-consolidated lump sum;
  • exceptional - 3.5% consolidated plus a 1% non-consolidated lump sum.

The lowest adult rate increases in line with the UK/London living wage, from £8.75 to £9 per hour (UK living wage) and from £10.20 to £10.55 per hour (London living wage).

Community Gateway Association - all (260) 1.4.19 12 2.2% pay rise.
Crisis - all (600) 1.7.19 12 2.5% pay increase.
Ormiston Families - all (250) 1.4.19 12 1% pay uplift.
PDSA - all (2,100) 1.6.19 12 2% pay rise.
View all professional and business services awards

Public education

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
National Joint Negotiating Committee - lecturing staff in further education colleges in Scotland (around 5,322 full-time equivalent) 1.4.19 41 In the final stage of a 41-month deal (which was agreed in June 2019 and backdated to 1 April 2017), a consolidated increase of £1,500 is added to the harmonised national pay scale points from 1 April 2019. From 1 August 2019 a national working practices agreement comes into effect, replacing local or collective agreements on the areas covered. The next pay review date is 1 September 2020.
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Retail and wholesale

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
RGB Building Supplies - all employees (385) 24.5.19 12 3% pay rise.
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Transport and storage

Organisation - employee group (nos. covered) Effective date Period (months) Terms of latest award
Babcock Rail - collectively bargained grades (502); management & personal contracts (294) 8.4.19 24 Second year of two-year deal gives an increase of 2.5%, or 2.75% for employees with an annual salary of less than £21,112.  
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