Pay review

FOI request reference: CAS-69787-V1S4S4
Publication date: August 2021

Request

1) Please state the effective date (day and month) of your organisation’s 2021/22 pay review.
2) If the 2021/22 pay review has yet to be finalised, please state the month in which you anticipate it will be concluded.
3) Please state the employee group/s covered by the 2021/22 pay review.
4) Please state the total number of employees covered by the 2021/22 pay review.
5) Please provide a copy of your 2021/22 pay agreement (if applicable) or generic pay circular sent to employees (that is one that does not identify any individual employee) outlining the outcome of the latest pay review if there are no collective negotiations.
6) Please state the % consolidated basic pay rise received by the lowest-paid adult (aged 18 and over) employee as a result of the 2021/22 pay review* excluding the effect of any incremental progression, merit pay or bonuses.
* When calculating this figure please bear in mind that, if applicable, employees covered by the 2021/22 Civil Service Pay Remit Guidance who are paid less than the full-time equivalent (FTE) salary of £24,000 receive the greater of a FTE £250 consolidated basic pay rise or an increase taking them up to the National Living Wage of £8.91 an hour.
7) If an employee’s annual pay award is determined solely according to an assessment of their individual performance (commonly known as a merit increase) as opposed to an across-the-board pay rises (where all employees generally receive the same increase irrespective of their individual performance) please state the percentage of the pay bill allocated to fund these awards, the range of increases and whether or not the awards are consolidated.
8) If any employees were eligible for individual performance-related payments or bonuses over and above the general pay rise please state the range of increases (either as a percentage of their base salary or a cash amount as applicable), whether or not they were consolidated into basic pay and please state the overall % of the pay bill allocated to fund these awards.
9) Please state the overall pay bill increase as a result of the latest pay review expressed as a percentage of the pay bill.
10) Please state the name of the union/unions party to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions if there are collective negotiations.
11) Please provide the name and contact details of the person/s responsible for overseeing your organisation’s annual pay review.

Outcome

Some information provided.

Response

We can confirm that The National Archives holds some of the information relevant to your request.

Please state the effective date (day, month and year) of your organisation’s 2021 pay review.
April 2021.

If the 2021 pay review has yet to be finalised please state the month in which you anticipate it will be concluded.
September 2021.

Please state the employee group/s covered by the 2021 pay review.
All employees below SCS are covered by the pay review.

Please state the total number of employees covered by the 2021 pay review.
537.

Please provide a copy of your 2021 pay agreement (if applicable) or generic pay circular sent to employees (that is one that does not identify any individual employee) outlining the outcome of the latest pay review if there are no collective negotiations.
We do not yet have a pay agreement for 2021. The pay remit guidance that applies to us has been published by Cabinet Office:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-pay-remit-guidance-202122/civil-service-pay-remit-guidance-202122

Please state the % consolidated basic pay rise received by the lowest-paid adult (aged 18 and over) employee as a result of the latest pay review, excluding the effect of any incremental progression, merit pay or bonuses.
We do not hold this information.

If an employee’s annual pay award is determined solely according to an assessment of their individual performance (commonly known as a merit increase) as opposed to an across-the-board pay rises (where all employees generally receive the same increase irrespective of their individual performance) please state the percentage of the pay bill allocated to fund these awards, the range of increases and whether or not the awards are consolidated.
We do not hold this information.

If any employees were eligible for individual performance-related payments or bonuses over and above the general pay rise please state the range of increases (either as a percentage of their base salary or a cash amount as applicable), whether or not they were consolidated into basic pay and please state the overall % of the pay bill allocated to fund these awards.
We do not hold this information.

Please state the overall pay bill increase as a result of the latest pay review expressed as a percentage of the pay bill.
We do not hold this information.

Please state the name of the union/unions party to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions if there are collective negotiations.
Public and Commercial Services Union, FDA and Prospect.

Please provide the name and contact details of the person/s responsible for overseeing your organisation’s annual pay review.
Jane Craigie-Payne, Head of HR and Organisational Development – jane.craigie-payne@nationalarchives.gov.uk.