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Minimum Wage Increase

National Joint Council for Local Government Services
Employers’ Secretary:
Sarah Messenger
Local Government House, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HZ
Tel: 020 7187 7373 Fax: 020 7664 3030
Trade Union Secretaries
Fiona Farmer, Unite
Brian Strutton, GMB
Heather Wakefield, UNISON
Address for correspondence:
UNISON Centre
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY
Tel: 0845 3550845
Fax: 020 7551 1195
To: Chief Executives in England, Wales and N Ireland
(copies for the Finance Director and HR Director)
Members of the National Joint Council
9 September 2014
Dear Chief Executive,
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 1 OCTOBER 2014
Since 1 April 2013 the hourly rate of SCP5 has been £6.45 per hour (£12,435 per annum). On 1 October the National Minimum Wage will increase from £6.31 per hour to £6.50.
In the absence of the NJC having yet reached a pay agreement for 2014/15, councils are advised that employees currently on SCP5 salaries of £12,435 or less should be paid in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2014, with effect from 1 October as shown in the table below:
SCP
1 Apr 13
1 Oct 14
5
£12,435
£12,540
The uprated salary of £12,540 has been calculated by multiplying £6.50 by the local government standard working week of 37 hours and multiplied by 52.143 weeks.
This uprated figure should continue to be paid until such time as the NJC reaches a settlement on pay for 2014/15.
Yours sincerely
Fiona Farmer
Brian Strutton
Sarah Messenger
Fiona Farmer
Brian Strutton
Heather Wakefield
Joint Secretaries

Posted: 10th September 2014

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