Public Sector Pay Policy 2018 to 2019: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00973
Date received: 21 March 2018
Date responded: 19 April 2018

Information requested

The correspondence between the Scottish Government and trade unions on the public sector pay policy 2018-19.


To note that information provided here also falls within the scope of another of your requests (case reference number FoI/18/00950) "for Scottish Government briefings and internal correspondence on the Scottish Government's 2018-19 public sector pay policy; for external and internal correspondence including with Patrick Harvie on the pay deal after 14 December 2017; for internal correspondence and briefings on the UK Government's pay deal and for all costings available on the Scottish Government's pay deal both before and after the Greens deal.'

The answer to your question is set out in the tables in the attached document.

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

However, some of the information you have requested is available from the Finance Pay Policy webpages (available at: ) and Scottish Government Publications web page (available at: Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI-18-00973 annex of responses.pdf
FOI-18-00973 Annexes 1 to 6 - correspondence - letters.pdf
FOI-18-00973 Annexes 7 to 13 - correspondence - letters.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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