Section 17 Pay multiples (or pay dispersion)
17.1 There is no formal mechanism for direct comparison between pay levels of the wider workforce with senior manager pay and there are no Council policies on reaching or maintaining a specific pay multiple.
17.2 The pay multiple recommended for adoption by the Hutton Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector is the ratio between the salary of the highest paid employee and the median full time equivalent (fte) salary of the organisation.
17.3 The Council’s current (November 2018) pay multiple from the highest pay (£178,500 per annum) to the median pay (£24,414 per annum) is 1:7. This pay multiple is the same ratio as the previous year.
17.4 The Council’s current (November 2018) pay multiple from Chief Officers within the Corporate Management team (£128,520 per annum) to the median pay (£24,414 per annum) is 1:5. This pay multiple is the same ratio as the previous year.
17.5 The Council will monitor these ratios on an annual basis to ensure that there is not undue wage inflation in senior management pay rates.