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Our pay policy statement

Read our annual pay policy statement.
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We publish information that:

  • Cover all elements of remuneration that can be valued (eg. all taxable earnings for the given year, including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind
  • Use the median earnings figure as the denominator, which should be that of all employees of the local authority on a fixed date each year, coinciding with reporting at the end of the financial year
  • Exclude changes in pension benefits, which due to their variety and complexity cannot be accurately included in a pay multiple disclosure.

The statement outlines our policies about a range of issues relating to staff pay, particularly our senior staff or chief officers and our lowest paid employees.

The pay policy statement for 2020/21 was agreed at a meeting of Full Council on 30 March 2020 (PDF).