The Council’s approach to pay
Under Section 38(1) of the Localism Act 2011, the Council is required to produce a pay policy statement for 2012/13 and for each financial year thereafter.
In order to meet this requirement, the policy must be approved formally by the meeting of the full Council by the end of March each year, starting with 2012. The policy can be amended in-year; it must be published on the authority’s website (and in any other way the authority chooses); it must be complied with when the authority sets the terms and conditions for a chief officer; and it must have regard to any statutory guidance on the subject.
The Council’s Pay Policy Statement for the financial year 2013-14 was agreed at the meeting of the Council on 20th March 2013 and can be found by clicking at the following link Pay Policy Statement
Pay Policy Statement 2012-13
The Pay Policy Statement refers to a number of other policies and terms and conditions of service. These are listed below, alongside where they can be found:
Senior Officer Pay
The requirement for publishing the information is as follows:
- Senior employees earning more than £150,000 - publish job title and name
- Senior employees earning between £50,000 and £150,000 – publish job title only
- All other senior employees earning more than £50,000 – publish data in bands
Annual pay information:
To read more about our Senior Management, please visit our Corporate Leadership Team
Senior Manager Pay Review
A review of senior manager pay was completed in January 2011; the outcome was that a new and lower cost senior pay structure was adopted that took effect from 1 July 2011.
The Local Government Pension Scheme is an intrinsic part of the employment contract for all members of staff. The availability of the scheme is a factor that is taken into account when setting levels of pay, so it should not be viewed as some kind of additional 'bonus'. The Local Government Pension Scheme is a funded scheme, which means that employees and the Council contribute to it every month – putting money aside to pay their pensions in the future. The rules governing the pension scheme are contained in regulations made by Parliament.
All staff at Milton Keynes Council, including the Corporate Leadership Team are able to reclaim a restricted range of legitimate and evidenced business expenses, including business travel.
Using this information
This information is licensed under the Open Government Licence
and you are free to download and reuse this data as outlined under the terms and conditions of this Licence.
When you use this information, you should include the following attribution: [Senior Pay Information 2010, Milton Keynes Council, Date of Published data], licensed under the Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/
Requests for more details about items listed, or about how we publish this data can be submitted as a Freedom of Information request.
More details can be found at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/foi
Regulation 4 of the Accounts and Audit (Amendment No.2) (England) Regulations 2009 [SI 2009 No. 3322) outlines the legal requirement which local authorities have to publish this data.
You can find further information on the guidance at: lgtransparency.readandcomment.com/executive-summary-2/