17 January 2024

Pay Award 2023/24 update

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In November 2023, Scotland's council leaders agreed to implement the pay offer made in September 2023. We updated our pay and grading structure, and backdated payments were made in your December 2023 pay. 

We advised at that time that some elements of the pay offer were still under negotiation.

We can now confirm the full pay offer has been concluded, which has resulted in changes that will impact colleagues from Grade 4 Interim and above as well as those in receipt of Non-Standard Working Pattern, and Work Context and Demand Payments. Employees below Grade 4 Interim received their full increase in December 2023.

What this means for you

  • For colleagues on Grades 1 to Grade 4 Entry there will be no change as your full increase was applied and paid in December 2023. 
  • For colleagues from Grade 4 Interim onwards there has been an increase from the previous offer. You can view Glasgow Life's updated 2023/24 payscales on our website at: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/about-us/colleague-information/hr-policies-and-documents/pay-information
  • For all colleagues in receipt of Non-Standard Working Pattern, and Work Context and Demand Payments, these payments will be increased by 6.05% based on the 2022/2023 rates. The initial September 2023 offer increased them by 5.5%.

These rates are effective from 1 April 2023 and appropriate backpay, taking into account payment already made in December 2023, will be included in your pay on Tuesday 6 February 2024.       

The pay award is calculated based on work patterns and will be pro-rated for part-time colleagues.

Colleagues in receipt of Universal Credit - check your claim

Colleagues in receipt of Universal Credit should be aware this backdated pay could affect your payments. The amount you get could change if your take-home pay changes.

These benefits are calculated on your personal circumstances. Because of this Glasgow Life, as your employer, does not know if, or how, you may be affected. The backdated payment may mean you will either receive less credit than normal, or you may earn too much to qualify, and your claim will close. You should check with the DWP how this backdated payment affects you.

You can get independent help and advice about Universal Credit from Advice First on freephone 0800 328 5644. You can also visit www.gov.uk/guidance/check. Further financial information and support including grants, benefits and advice is available from the Scottish Government cost of living support website at https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/.

Should you want to chat in confidence about any financial issues you may be experiencing, you can also contact PAM Assist, our Employee Assistance Provider. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on freephone 0800 247 1100 or email counsellingteam@pamassist.co.uk / info@pamwellbeing.co.uk. You can find more information on PAM Assist on the Colleague information pages of our website here.