Agenda for Change pay and conditions circulars

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Statement
Agenda for Change pay circulars contain amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Prior to the establishment of NHS Employers in November 2004, responsibility to inform the NHS of changes to pay and allowances rested with the Department of Health. Changes were published in Advance Letters. Copies of Advance Letters going back to 2000 may be obtained from the national archives website.

For Advance Letters prior to 2000, please contact the Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit, Department of Health.

If you have any queries please email agendaforchange@nhsemployers.org 

2015

Date: 12/3/15

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of textual amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) to incorporate:

  • the recent introduction of Shared Parental Leave
  • general amendments to ensure continued compliance with equalities legislation and consistency with good practice.
The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 1/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to pay.  Pay circular (AfC) 2/2015 contains changes to redundancy.

Date: 12/3/15

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers in England of new redundancy provisions for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which take effect, in England only, from 1 April 2015.

The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 1/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to pay.  Circular (AfC) 3/2015 refers to Shared Parental Leave and flexible working.

Date: 12/3/15

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which apply between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, only.

The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 2/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to redundancy provisions.  Circular (AfC) 3/2015 refers to flexible working and parental leave.

Date: 15/01/15

This information note details changes to Agenda for Change which have been agreed by the parties in Wales and confirmed by the NHS Staff Council. These changes have been incorporated into amendment number 34 to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. 

Please note, this has been issued as an information note and not a pay circular as these changes have no impact on employers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.

2014

Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 4/2014

Date: 11/08/14

This Pay and Conditions Circular informs employers of various textual changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook which have been agreed by the NHS Staff Council.   

Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 3/2014

Date: 18/7/2014

This Pay and Conditions Circular informs employers of changes to the mileage rates published on 4, June 2014, in Pay and Conditions Circular (AforC) 2/2014. This follows the AA’s publication of a correction to one of the figures in its general guide to car running costs 2014/15.

Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 2/2014

Date: 4/6/2014

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of new rates of mileage allowances which apply to business journeys made on and after 1 July 2014.

Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 1/2014

Date: 24/3/2014

This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which apply between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 only.

2013

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2013

Date: 16/5/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 29): reimbursement of employee NHS business travel costs.

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2013

Date: 27/3/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2013
Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): Pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

2012

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2012
Date: 5/9/2012
This pay circular informs employers of changes to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, which has been updated to acknowledge the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board and clinical commissioning groups.

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2012
Date: 15/3/2012
This pay circular informs employers of the changes to the national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2012 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2012
Date: 1/2/2012
This pay circular informs employers that changes have been agreed to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

2011

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2011
Date: 11/4/2011
This pay circular informs employers that changes have been agreed to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook in relation to the payment of national recruitment and retention premia (NRRP) to groups of staff identified in Annex R, table 20.

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2011
Date: 24/3/2011
NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 23): pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2011
Date: 31/1/2011
This pay circular informs employers of the NHS Staff Council’s agreement on changes to Section 36: employment break scheme.

2010

Pay Circular (AfC) 6/2010
Date: 16/11/2010
This pay circular informs employers that the NHS Staff Council has agreed changes to Section 6 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

Pay circular (AfC) 5/2010
Date: 2/11/2010
Pay circular informing employers about the NHS Staff Council agreements on: an addition to section 2 of the NHS terms and conditions of service and an amendment to section 17 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2010
Date: 13/9/2010
This pay circular informs employers of a new Section 21: Right to Raise Concerns in the Public Interest (Whistleblowing), in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.

Pay circular (AfC) 3/2010
Date: 1/9/2010
National Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) for England. Changes to NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment 18).

Pay circular (AfC) 2/2010
Date: 22/2/2010
This pay circular informs employers of the changes to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2010 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Pay circular (AfC) 1/2010
Date: 25/1/2010
This pay circular informs employers of changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook covering on-call arrangements, equal opportunities, changes to current legislation, good practice and guidance on frequently asked questions.

2009

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2009
Date: 16/11/2009
This circular informs NHS organisation of changes to unsocial hours’ payments during annual leave. The circular also includes the amended section 13 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

Pay circular (AfC) 2/2009
Date: 14/10/2009
This circular informs NHS organisations of a change to the provisions on contractual continuity of service in Section 12, and temporary changes to the provisions working time regulations in Section 27 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

Pay circular (AfC) 1/2009
Date: 13/2/2009
This pay circular informs NHS organisations of the changes to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2009 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

2008

Pay circular (AfC) 5/2008
Date: 1/5/2008
This pay circular informs employers of the extension of the period of protection of on-call allowances and changes to the rates of motor cycle allowances.

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2008
Date: 1/4/2008
This pay circular informs employers of agreed changes to the rates of mileage allowances in Annex L of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. Reference is also made to reimbursement of fuel costs for lease cars (Annex M).

Pay circular (AfC) 3/2008

Date: 1/3/2008

This circular informs NHS employers of changes in the pay and terms and conditions for staff on Agenda for Change contracts. A multi year pay settlement will apply to national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2008, 1 April 2009 & 1 April 2010.

Pay circular (AfC) 2/2008
Date: 1/2/2008
This pay circular informs employers about agreed changes to Section 14 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook and introduces a supporting annex which provides an outline framework to support the management of sickness absence. 

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2008
Date: 1/4/2008
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes that have been agreed to take effect from 1 April 2008 for the remuneration of Agenda for Change staff working at unsocial times in standard hours.

2007

Pay Circular (AfC) 4/2007

Date: 1/4/2007
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes that have been agreed to take effect from 1 April 2007 and 1 November 2007 in the national conditions of service for the staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement. more

Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2007
Date: 1/10/2006
This pay circular formally incorporates the agreed redundancy arrangements which took effect from the 1 October 2006 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Date: 1/4/2007
This pay circular informs NHS employers of changes, in respect of maternity, and related leave and pay provisions, general statement on equality and diversity, parental and carers leave provisions and flexible working arrangements from 1 April 2007.

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2007
Date: 1/1/2007
This pay circular notifies employers of the agreed arrangements for the remuneration of specialist trainees in public health under the Agenda for Change agreement.

2006

Pay Circular (AfC) 1-2006
Date: 1/4/2006
This pay circular informs NHS employers of the changes from 1 April 2006 in national pay for the staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement and the changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service handbook.

 

2005

Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2005
Date: 2/2/2005
Agenda for Change: NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook, Uplifts to pay and certain allowances.

Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2005
Date: 1/1/2005
Agenda for Change: NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook, Amendment to Section 27: Working Time Regulations.

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