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Pay and Conditions for 2017 - 2018

Local Government Services

Chief Executives

Chief Officers

School Teachers


Teachers in Residential Establishments

Youth and Community Workers

Blind Workshop


NJC for Local Government Services

24 July 2017 - South East region pay briefing, London, 24 July 2017

If you would like further information on what was discussed at the meeting, you can access some brief notes here PDF 194Kb and the presentation here PDF 249Kb.

17 May 2017 - Update on the Joint Review of Term Time Working

The NJC have issued a circular PDF 292Kb providing an update on this project. While progress is being made, it is unlikely that the review will be complete by the original deadline of 30 June 2017.

16 May 2017

There will be a Pay Briefing for the South East Region on Monday, 24th July 2017. For further details please see the event page.

31 January 2017

The joint working group working on the Pay Spine Review has agreed on a without prejudice basis to proceed according to three principles:

  • That a revised pay spine should look similar to the existing one: i.e. individual pay points matched to a specific salary figure

  • That the differentials between each of the pay points should be consistent

  • That a revised pay spine should be extended beyond the existing pay point 49

The pay data to be used to cost models is currently being finalised and verified.

The group is next meeting in March.

29 November

Terms of Reference have been agreed for the Joint Review of Term Time Working. These are contained in a joint circular PDF 321Kb.

(updated 29 November 2016)

14 October 2016

Late on 13 October, Unison submitted an additional pay claim PDF 375Kb for 2017 - 18 following their Local Government Conference. The National Employers have responded PDF 114Kb today stating they are not willing to consider the new pay claim.

(updated 14 October 2016)

16 May 2016

Agreement on a two year pay deal for 'Green Book' employees was reached. For details of the pay rates applicable from April 2016 and April 2017 please see the NJC circular PDF 165Kb.

Please click for details of the pay negotiations for 2016 - 2018.

Chief Executives

24 March 2016

Agreement was reached on a two year pay deal effective from 1 April 2016. The JNC Circular is available here PDF 75Kb.

Chief Officers

17 March 2016

Agreement was reached on a two year pay deal of 1% each year. Full details can be found in the JNC circular PDF 83Kb.


17 May 2016

The JNC issued a pay circular PDF 236Kb confirming agreement to the two-year pay deal for 2016 and 2017.

School Teachers

1 November 2016

The Secretary of State for Education has written PDF 61Kb to the School Teachers’ Review Body asking them to make recommendations on the award and the STRB has written to NEOST and other statutory consultees to ask for evidence to inform its recommendations.

In particular, the STRB wants to receive robust, objective and up-to-date evidence on the following matters:

  • The school workforce, including in relation to recruitment and retention;
  • Teachers’ pay – comparative levels and the implementation of recent reforms; and,
  • Schools’ financial positions and the impact of annual teachers’ pay awards on school budgets.

In light of this Anita Jermyn, LGA, has circulated some questions MS Word 30Kb to Local Authorities which will help to inform NEOST's response. Please respond to Anita and copy SEE in no later than Friday, 18 November 2016. If you are able to answer some but not all of the questions we would still very much like to see these.

Please note that the Government continues to restrict public sector pay awards to an average of 1% per year to 2019/20 as set out in the July 2016 letter PDF 623Kb from the Treasury to the Chair of the STRB and there will no additional funding for the award

(updated 2 November 2016)


29 September 2016

Agreement was reached on the 2016 and 2017 pay awards. Details can be found in the Joint Circular PDF 254Kb.

Teachers in Residential Establishments

No information available at present.

JNC Youth and Community Workers

29 September 2016

Agreement was reached on a two year pay award. Details are available in the Joint Circular PDF 95Kb.

NJC for Workshops for the Blind

17 May 2016

Agreement esd reached on a two-year pay deal for those employees in workshops for the blind. Details of the agreement are contained in the NJC pay circular PDF 148Kb.

JNC for Coroners

Please refer to updates on the 2016 - 17 page.