Here is an update from Sandy Adirondack on recent changes regarding Pay.
For organisations whose salaries are contractually linked to NJC (National Joint Council for Government Services) scale column points, new pay rates for employees on SCP 5-49 are in effect from 1 January. In addition, a non-consolidated payment should have been made in December to employees who were on SCP 5-49 on 1 December, with another non-consolidated payment to be made in April.
Living Wage Foundation announced in November that the living wage for 2015 is £9.85 for London and £7.85 for the rest of the UK.
NCVO and ACEVO recommendations on setting pay levels for chief executives and other senior staff.
From 1 October 2014 the weekly earnings limit for permitted work, for people on employment support allowance and incapacity benefit, went up from £101 to £104.
A bill currently before Parliament could require employers who offer residential accommodation as part of an employment package to offer a financial alternative, if the accommodation is not required for the work.
More legal updates for voluntary and community organisations can be found at Sandy Adirondack’s website: www.sandy-a.co.uk/legal.htm