Staff pay increase

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12178
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

LFB has budgeted a 2% increase for all staff in the Medium Term Financial Plan. What contingencies exist in the case of higher pay awards being agreed?

Answer

Staff pay increase

Staff pay increase

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has budgeted for 2 per cent pay increases for all staff in line with guidance provided by the Mayor’s Office. The budget includes no contingency for higher pay increases, and any pay award above 2 per cent would currently result in an increased budget pressure. Exceptions to this would be any national agreement to pay operational staff in excess of 2 per cent that was accompanied by additional funding, or any local agreement that sought to identify savings as part of an overall package that included the higher pay award.