Agenda and minutes

Pay and Grading Committee - Wednesday 12th January, 2022 3.00 pm

Venue: Town Hall, Bootle

Contact: Ian Barton  Democratic Services Officer Tele: 0151 934 2788

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Apologies for Absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Sir Ron Watson.



Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.


Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.


Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.


No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2021.




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.



Pay Policy 2022 - 2023 pdf icon PDF 333 KB


The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services that recommended a Pay Policy for the Council as required by the Localism Act 2011. After consideration of the report by the Committee, the report would be considered by the full Council at the meeting to be held on 20 January 2022.


The Chief Personnel Officer advised members that there were no substantive changes to the Policy compared to that approved in 2021 but he reported on changes in legislation, changes that may occur in respect of pension matters as a result (with some ongoing current uncertainty) and additionally the implications of an ongoing Judicial Review. In order to comply with the Localism Act 2011 and to comply with the current position under the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020, should that be approved, he would be recommending the following to the Council on 20 January 2022:-


(i)       The proposed Pay Policy at annexe A to this report be approved;


(ii)       That any changes to the Pay Policy as required because of legislation are delegated to the Pay and Grading Committee; and


(iii)      If future proposals in respect of Exit Pay cap legislation or special severance payments contain discretions then these are to be considered by the Pay & Grading Committee to provide a recommendation before matters go to Full Council.




That the Council be recommended to approve the proposed Pay Policy as detailed within annexe A of the report.