Coroners

We provide the Secretariat to the Employers' Side of the Joint Negotiating Committee for Coroners.


The JNC has 14 members:

  • Employers' Side: Local Government Association – 7 members
  • Employees' Side: the Coroners Association – 7 members.

Queries relating to coroner pay issues should be referred to coroners.queries@local.gov.uk

Latest news

Coroners’ pay agreement 2018/2020

You will be aware that JNC Circular 62 indicated that pay ranges would be reviewed in autumn 2018 with a view that any agreed changes would be implemented from 1 April 2019.

That review has now taken place and the JNC has reached the following agreement to apply a 2.0 per cent uplift on ranges and rates with effect from 1 April 2019 and 1 April 2020 respectively.

Joint circular no. 63

Management side survey 2018

You will recall that the LGA conducted a management side survey on coroners’ pay in August 2018, following the latest national agreement on coroners’ pay outlined in JNC circular 62 dated 8 January 2018. Thank you to all those authorities who participated in the survey and who provided information on their local reviews. For those authorities who did not participate, we hope that the information within the attached report will encourage you to participate in any future collection of data as the higher the response rate the more valuable a tool it is for councils to refer to when considering and conducting local implementation. 

Management side survey of the pay of coroner roles report 2018

8 January 2018

The joint secretaries of the JNC for Coroners have issued joint circular no. 62 to local authorities to advise them of JNC guidance on the matter of coroner pay.

The pay framework set out in Circular 61 was agreed following consideration of the independent job evaulation report produced by the Korn Ferry Hay Group.