The NHS Pay Review Body has recommended a 1% consolidated pay rise for all staff across the UK. In England and Scotland the Governments have accepted these and the pay award will be made from 1 April 2016.On Tuesday 8 March the NHS Pay Review Body recommended a 1% consolidated pay rise for all NHS staff in the UK, as well as a 1% uplift to the minimum and maximum rates for High Cost Area Supplements.
Later that day it was confirmed those recommendations would be implemented in full for Agenda for Change staff in England and Scotland.
Additionally, the Scottish Government confirmed staff earning under £22,000 will also receive an additional sum to increase their pay by at least £400, ensuring all staff are on at least the Scottish Living Wage.
As of the morning of 9 March, UNISON has not seen formal responses to the pay recommendation from the Welsh Government or Northern Ireland Executive.
UNISON has issued a press statement, noting real terms pay cuts for NHS staff, the lack of living wage in England and Northern Ireland, and condemning the Chancellor’s artificial pay cap.
As agreed at the last Service Group Executive, the Health Group will now begin a consultation process with branches. Information on this will be circulated to branches shortly.