Issue details

Proposal to provide a budget to support employees during the cost of living crisis

Following consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Finance Portfolio Holder and Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Paid Service proposes a temporary cost of living support payment to all contracted staff currently on pay bands 1 to 7, as detailed in the table in the report. This offers the immediate recognition of the seriousness of the situation, which in the current climate is important.

In addition to this proposal, on 5 October 2022, the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee (ACSC) will consider proposals for measures of a permanent nature to provide further support to staff on the lowest pay bands of the Council.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/09/2022

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