Employers and trade unions have reached a draft agreement on a three year pay deal which will run from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. The draft agreement builds on the Framework Agreement negotiated and implemented in England.
This framework document sets out the details of the three-year agreement covering the years from 2018 to 2021.
To expand upon the detail of how the new arrangements will operate a number of frequently asked questions have been answered in this document.
NHS Pensions and increases in pay
Employee contributions to the NHS Pension Scheme are based on a number of tiers with differing percentage contribution rates based on whole time equivalent pensionable pay. This document explains what happens to pension contributions when pay increases.
Bands 8c – 9 ‘No Detriment’ calculator
No detriment means that pay during the year will at least be equivalent to what individuals would have received had the 2017/18 salary scales (including increments) been increased by 1% in each of the three years of the pay deal. Some staff in bands 8c, 8d and 9 are affected by the ‘no detriment’ principle and the impact differs across the three years depending on an individual’s current pay point on 31st March 2018 and their incremental date. The top points of these bands are not affected and any staff who reach the top of the band during the three years of the deal would not be affected once they reach the top of the scale. The calculator can be used for individuals to assess whether they would be impacted by this aspect of the draft agreement.