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FOI 6884

Transparent Pay

Request

1) What steps have you taken to implement the February 2013 Supplementary Guidance on Openness and accountability in local pay issued under section 40 of the Localism Act 2011? (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85886/Final_Supplementary_Pay_Accountability_Guidance_20_Feb.pdf)

2) Do you require that a Full Council meeting should be given the opportunity to vote before large salary packages are offered in respect of a new appointment.

3) If yes, what threshold have you set for this?

4) Do you require that a Full Council meeting should be given the opportunity to vote before large severance packages beyond a particular threshold are approved for staff leaving the organisation.

5) If yes, what threshold have you set for this?

6) Have you made any appointments or agreed any severance packages over the threshold set out in answer 3 or 5 since the Supplementary Guidance was issued?

7) If yes, please give full details

8) Were these approved by a Full Council meeting?

9) If yes, please provide a copy of the minutes of the Council meeting that approved them.

10) Please provide a copy of your most recent pay policy statement

Response

What steps have you taken to implement the February 2013 Supplementary Guidance on Openness and accountability in local pay issued under section 40 of the Localism Act 2011? (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85886/Final_Supplementary_Pay_Accountability_Guidance_20_Feb.pdf)
Report on the Supplementary Guidance was presented to members at Full Council in February 2013 agreeing as below.

2) Do you require that a Full Council meeting should be given the opportunity to vote before large salary packages are offered in respect of a new appointment.
Yes

3) If yes, what threshold have you set for this?
£100k

4) Do you require that a Full Council meeting should be given the opportunity to vote before large severance packages beyond a particular threshold are approved for staff leaving the organisation.
Yes

5) If yes, what threshold have you set for this?
£100k

6) Have you made any appointments or agreed any severance packages over the threshold set out in answer 3 or 5 since the Supplementary Guidance was issued? No

7) If yes, please give full details
N/A

8) Were these approved by a Full Council meeting?
N/A

9) If yes, please provide a copy of the minutes of the Council meeting that approved them.
N/A

10) Please provide a copy of your most recent pay policy statement

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