NALC publishes a new briefing on the national salary award

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new employment briefing on the national salary award for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

NALC has been informed that the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has agreed on the new rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2021. They state:

Pay Agreement has been reached on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2021.

Employers are encouraged to implement this pay award as swiftly as possible.

Backpay for employees who have left employment since 1 April 2021

If requested by an ex-employee to do so, we recommend that employers should pay any monies due to that employee from 1 April 2021 to the employee’s last day of employment.

When salary arrears are paid to ex-employees who were in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), the employer must inform its local LGPS fund. Employers will need to amend the CARE and final pay figures (if the ex-employee has pre-April 2014 LGPS membership) accordingly. Further detail is provided in section 15 of the HR guide which is available on the employer resources section of

To view the briefing, please log in to the member’s area and visit the Employment section of the briefing webpage


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