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SKDC staff in line for two per cent pay rise in council budget

Staff at South Kesteven District Council may be in line for a two per cent pay rise this coming year.

The budget proposals for the district council have been compiled for such a raise, which it says will cost the council £400,000.


A Pay Policy Statement prepared for tomorrow’s (March 1) budget meeting says staff grading is based on job evaluation with pay also set on local terms and conditions.

The council also has a collective agreement with a trades union.

The statement says the lowest paid council employees - those on grade 1- will have received £16,401 in 2018/19.

The report said that there are no specific arrangements for staff performance and none for bonuses, though this may be reviewed.

Hard-to-fill posts may earn a ‘market supplement’.

It added staff leave for many reasons and that termination payments may be made in accordance with the law and council policy to “protect the council’s reputation and manage the risk of litigation.”

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