New rates of pay in the National Salary Award 2022/23 02/11/2022

The Local Government Association has come to an agreement on the new rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2022

The Local Government Association has come to an agreement on the 2022/23 rates of pay after the unions met on 1 November and agreed to accept the offer. The terms of the agreement include:

  • With effect from 1 April 2022, an increase of £1,925 on all NJC pay points 1 and above
  • With effect from 1 April 2023, an increase of one day to all employees’ annual leave entitlement

NALC has produced updated pay scales* which can be downloaded here and will update its annual leave policy template to reflect these changes shortly.

*Please note that the hourly rates published by NALC differ from those published by the NJC for Principal Authorities as the calculation basis differs.

Important note: Backpay for employees who have left since 1 April

If requested by an ex-employee to do so, we recommend that employers should pay any monies due to that employee from 1 April 2022 to the employee’s last day of employment.

When salary arrears are paid to ex-employees who were in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LPGS), the employer must inform its local LGPS fund.  Employers will need to amend the CARE and final 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

Related links

E02-22 Pay Agreement 2022-23

Contracts of Employment and Salaries

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