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Appendix A7.3

Pay award 2017

1. Variable pay award increases

Pay award salary increases for 2017 are dependent upon performance and based on a percentage of the 2017/18 Market Pay Point (MPP). Salary increases are restricted to an average of 1% owing to continuing public sector pay constraints.

These increases will be effective from 1 July 2017 and any backdated payments will be made in the month of the pay award implementation.

Those under formal unsatisfactory performance/attendance measures on 1 July 2017 will not qualify for the annual pay award. If, at a later date performance improves to at least a Commensurate level, managers will request that the increase is awarded from the date when the improvement is formally noted.

2017 pay award salary increases

Band Commensurate performance pay award 0.9% of MPP - full time rate* Exceptional performance pay award 1.05% of MPP - full time rate*
Band A £148 £172
Band B £187 £218
Band C £239 £279
Band D £297 £346
Band E £378 £441
Band F £482 £562
Band G £582 £679
Band H £714 £832

*Awards for part-time employees will be pro-rated

2. Performance bonus awards (non-consolidated)

Performance-related bonus awards will be made to staff whose performance was assessed as exceptional or commensurate in the 2016/17 appraisal year. The performance bonus awards will be made as a one off payments and are non-pensionable. These awards are in addition to any in-year bonus arrangements, such as special bonuses, operated at each site.

Pay award bonus

Band Commensurate performance bonus 0.5% of MPP – full time rate* Exceptional performance bonus 2% of MPP – full time rate*
Band A £82 £328
Band B £104 £416
Band C £133 £531
Band D £165 £660
Band E £210 £840
Band F £268 £1,071
Band G £323 £1,294
Band H £396 £1,586

*Bonuses for part-time employees will be pro-rated

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3. Revised pay scales effective from 1 July 2017

  • The pay scales have been revised with an increase of 1% to the Market Pay Point (MPP) with the minima and maxima increasing relative to MPP. The width of the pay ranges remains the same as last year.
  • Increases to the pay scales do not result in changes to individual salaries which will increase as detailed in 3.1 above.
  • If the total salary after application of the pay award is lower than the new minimum then they will be moved to the new band minimum.

Proposed 2017 pay scales

Band Minimum 2017 MPP Max Range of min to MPP Range of MPP to max
Band A £15,415 £16,399 £18,039 6% 10%
Band B £19,136 £20,800 £23,920 8% 15%
Band C £24,435 £26,560 £30,544 8% 15%
Band D £30,357 £32,997 £37,947 8% 15%
Band E £37,789 £41,998 £48,286 10% 15%
Band F £48,202 £53,558 £61,592 10% 15%
Band G £58,208 £64,675 £74,376 10% 15%

4. Promotees

Pay increases for staff promoted between 01.07.16 and 30.06.17 will be based on pay in the higher band and, depending on the timing of promotion, could be based on their performance in their previous or higher band

For staff promoted on or after 01.07.17, the pay award will be applied to the salary and band as at 30.06.17 and backdated payments will be based on the new salary between 01.07.17 and the day before promotion.  The subsequent pay on promotion increases will be reviewed and, where necessary, recalculated in light of the pay award (including, where appropriate, increasing post-promotion pay to the relevant new band minimum). Any extra increase for the period from the date of promotion will be backdated to the date of promotion

Where an individual is on temporary promotion on 01.07.17, the pay increase will be applied to the salary in the temporary band.

5. New starters joining on or after 1 July 2017

New starters who joined on or after 01.07.17 will not be due any increase or payment as part of the 2017 pay award

The only exception to this will be new starters who joined on or after 01.07.17 on a pay rate below the new minima in Bands A to G who will have their pay increased to the relevant new minimum from the date of joining.

6. Leavers

Leavers after 30.06.17 will be eligible for the pay award from 01.07.2017 (unless they were subject to formal unsatisfactory performance/attendance measures).

7. Allowances

Allowances that are calculated as a percentage of base salary will go up in line with salary increases.

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Last updated 27/03/18
Amendment 206 - March 2018