Draft a local authority pay policy statement: local authority

Key points

  • Under the Localism Act 2011, local authorities are required to approve, publish and comply with a pay policy statement for each financial year.
  • The policy statement must set out the authority's policies on remuneration of its chief officers and other staff and must cover specific areas including remuneration of chief officers on recruitment and the use of bonuses for chief officers.
  • Local authorities should have regard to the relevant government guidance, including guidance on how to illustrate the relationship between the remuneration of their chief officers and their other employees.

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