Local Government Services Pay Agreement 2020-21, 24 August 2020

A copy of the Local Government Services Pay Agreement 2020-21, produced 24 August 2020.


To: Chief Executives in England, Wales and N Ireland (copies for HR and Finance Directors) Members of the National Joint Council 24 August 2020

Dear Chief Executive,

LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES’ PAY AGREEMENT 2020-21 Pay

Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2020.

UNISON and GMB both voted to accept whilst Unite voted to reject. However, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepts the collective majority decision of the other unions that the pay award will now be implemented.

The new pay rates are attached at Annex 1. The new rates for allowances, up-rated by 2.75 per cent, are set out at Annex 2.

The NJC has also agreed to enter into discussions on examining all options for ensuring the sector – and the NJC pay spine - can meet the challenge of the Government’s target for the National Living Wage in the coming years.

Annual Leave

The NJC has also agreed that from 1 April 2020, minimum annual leave will increase from 21 to 22 days for employees with less than five years’ service.

The National Agreement Part 2 Para 7.2 will therefore, with effect from 1 April 2020, be amended to read as follows:

7.2 Annual Leave

The minimum paid annual leave entitlement is twenty-two days with a further three days after five years of continuous service. The entitlement as expressed applies to five day working patterns. For alternative working patterns an equivalent leave entitlement should be calculated.

Stress and Mental Health

The NJC has further agreed that the Joint Secretaries will begin discussions on “a comprehensive joint national review of the workplace causes of stress and mental health”

Yours sincerely,

Naomi Cooke

Rehana Azam

Jim Kennedy

Jon Richards

SCP 01-April-19 per annum 01-April-19 per hour 01-April-20 per annum 01-April-20 per hour
1 £17,364 £9.00 £17,842 £9.25
2 £17,711 £9.18 £18,198 £9.43
3 £18,065 £9.36 £18,562 £9.62
4 £18,426 £9.55 £18,933 £9.81
5 £18,795 £9.74 £19,312 £10.01
6 £19,171 £9.94 £19,698 £10.21
7 £19,554 £10.14 £20,092 £10.41
8 £19,945 £10.34 £20,493 £10.62
9 £20,344 £10.54 £20,903 £10.83
10 £20,751 £10.76 £21,322 £11.05
11 £21,166 £10.97 £21,748 £11.27
12 £21,589 £11.19 £22,183 £11.50
13 £22,021 £11.41 £22,627 £11.73
14 £22,462 £11.64 £23,080 £11.96
15 £22,911 £11.88 £23,541 £12.20
16 £23,369 £12.11 £24,012 £12.45
17 £23,836 £12.35 £24,491 £12.69
18 £24,313 £12.60 £24,982 £12.95
19 £24,799 £12.85 £25,481 £13.21
20 £25,295 £13.11 £25,991 £13.47
21 £25,801 £13.37 £26,511 £13.74
22 £26,317 £13.64 £27,041 £14.02
23 £26,999 £13.99 £27,741 £14.38
24 £27,905 £14.46 £28,672 £14.86
25 £28,785 £14.92 £29,577 £15.33
26 £29,636 £15.36 £30,451 £15.78
27 £30,507 £15.81 £31,346 £16.25
28 £31,371 £16.26 £32,234 £16.71
29 £32,029 £16.60 £32,910 £17.06
30 £32,878 £17.04 £33,782 £17.51
31 £33,799 £17.52 £34,728 £18.00
32 £34,788 £18.03 £35,745 £18.53
33 £35,934 £18.63 £36,922 £19.14
34 £36,876 £19.11 £37,890 £19.64
35 £37,849 £19.62 £38,890 £20.16
36 £38,813 £20.12 £39,880 £20.67
37 £39,782 £20.62 £40,876 £21.19
38 £40,760 £21.13 £41,881 £21.71
39 £41,675 £21.60 £42,821 £22.20
40 £42,683 £22.12 £43,857 £22.73
41 £43,662 £22.63 £44,863 £23.25
42 £44,632 £23.13 £45,859 £23.77
43 £45,591 £23.63 £46,845 £24.28

*hourly rate calculated by dividing annual salary by 52.143 weeks (which is 365 days divided by 7) and then divided by 37 hours (the standard working week)

Part 3 Paragraph 2.6(e) Sleeping-in Duty Payment:

1 April 2020
£37.07

RATES OF PROTECTED ALLOWANCES AT 1 APRIL 2020 (FORMER APT&C AGREEMENT (PURPLE BOOK))

Paragraph 28(3) Nursery Staffs in Educational Establishments - Special Educational Needs Allowance

1 April 2020
£1,324

Paragraph 28(14) Laboratory / Workshop Technicians

City and Guilds Science Laboratory Technician’s Certificate Allowance:

1 April 2020
£215

City and Guilds Laboratory Technician’s Advanced Certificate Allowance:

1 April 2020
£156

Paragraph 32 London Weighting and Fringe Area Allowances £ Per Annum

Inner Fringe Area:

1 April 2020
£898

Outer Fringe Area:

1 April 2020
£626

Paragraph 35 Standby Duty Allowance - Social Workers (1)(a)(i) Allowance - Per Session

1 April 2020
£29.83

FORMER MANUAL WORKER AGREEMENT (WHITE BOOK)

Section 1 Paragraph 3 London and Fringe Area Allowances £ Per Annum

Inner Fringe Area:

1 April 2020
£898

Outer Fringe Area:

1 April 2020
£626