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Public sector pay policy 2022 to 2023: technical guide

Supports the application of the 2022 to 2023 public sector pay policy and applies to staff in the Scottish Government and its associated departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) and public corporations.

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9. Pay Policy Quick Reference

Guaranteed Pay Increases and Thresholds

  • Cash underpin of £775 for those earning a fulltime equivalent salary of £25,000 or less.
  • Basic pay increase of £700 for those with a fulltime equivalent salary of more than £25,000 and up to £40,000.
  • Basic pay increase of £500 for those with a fulltime equivalent salary of more than £40,000.

Low pay measures

  • Sets guaranteed wage floor of £10.50 per hour, going beyond the current real Living Wage of £9.90.
  • Cash underpin of £775 for those earning a fulltime equivalent salary of £25,000 or less.

Addressing inequalities

  • Provides the flexibility for employers to use up to 0.5 per cent of paybill savings to address evidenced equality or pay coherence issues, or to consider non-consolidated payments to address cost of living increases.

Other Elements

  • Retains the position on progression as a matter for discussion between employers and their staff and/or representatives (limited to a maximum of 1.5 per cent for Chief Executives).
  • Continues to encourage employers to work towards standardising to a 35 hour working week.
  • Introduces the requirement for employers to have meaningful discussions with staff representatives about the Right to Disconnect.
  • Continues the commitment to No Compulsory Redundancy. Maintains the suspension of non-consolidated payments (bonuses).
  • Continues the expectation to deliver a 10 per cent reduction in the remuneration package for all new Chief Executive appointments.
Scottish Chief Executives Pay Framework 2022-23 (base pay)
Pay Band Minimum Maximum Ceiling
3 £112,121 £152,184 £223,050
2 £92,766 £131,372 £175,598
1A £76,637 £110,652 £140,634
1 £66,050 £100,154 £129,031
Chairs & Members Daily Fee Framework 2022-23 (gross Daily Fees)
Chairs Tier Minimum Maximum Ceiling
Tribunal £342 £563 £713
Tier 1 £340 £500 £557
Tier 2 £221 £374 £443
Tier 3 £155 £238 £325
Members Tier Minimum Maximum Ceiling
Tribunal (specialist skills only) £267 £392 £512
Tier 1 £244 £362 £455
Tier 2 £186 £274 £344
Tier 3 £103 £194 £277

Contact

Email: FinancePayPolicy@gov.scot

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