National Living Wage
Following the government’s announcement in October 2021, which confirmed the intent to increase the National Living Wage to £9.50 per hour on 1 April 2022, the spot salary of Band 1 and entry point of Band 2 have been uplifted to £9.65 per hour (annual salary has been uplifted to £18,870) to maintain compliance.
Further detail on these changes can be found in the statement released by the NHS Staff Council.
Band 8 & 9 consolidated payment
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have confirmed that the consolidated payments for Bands 8 & 9 will continue from 1 April on an interim basis until the outcome of the 2022/23 pay award is confirmed by government. Revised detail on their implementation can be found in Annex 2 of the NHS TCS Handbook.
The following annexes of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook have been amended to reflect this position:
- Annex 2: pay bands and pay points in England.
- Annex 3: archived pay bands and pay points in England.
The following interim web based material has also been updated:
The High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) minimum and maximum rates will remain unchanged at this time. It is expected that these will be revised once the outcome of the 2022/23 pay award is known.
Once government have announced the pay award for 2022/23, further amendments will be made to the pay material. We are not expecting an announcement from government until summer.