NJC Local Government Services Pay Agreement 2022-23

03rd Nov 2022

Following the TU side meeting held on 1st November 2022 we have received confirmation that agreement has been reached on rates of pay applicable with effect from 1 April 2022. 

Notable Points 


  • The new pay rates  
  • The new rates for allowances, uprated by 4.04 per cent 

The NJC has agreed that from 1 April 2023, Spinal Column Point (SCP) 1 will be permanently deleted from the NJC pay spine. 

Annual leave 

From 1 April 2023, all employees covered by this National Agreement, regardless of their current leave entitlement or length of service, will receive a permanent increase of one day (pro rata for part-timers) to their annual leave entitlement.  

This may require, in some organisations, that a local agreement has to be reached in order for the extra day to be applied.  

The NJC’s full expectation is that the additional day’s leave will be applied for all NJC staff, regardless of existing local arrangements. 

Backpay for employees who have left employment since 1 April 2022 

If requested by an ex-employee to do so, employers should pay any monies due to that employee from 1 April 2022 to the employee’s last day of employment. 

When salary arrears are paid to ex-employees who were in the LGPS, the employer must inform its local LGPS fund. Employers will need to amend the CARE and final pay figures (if the ex-employee has pre-April 2014 LGPS membership) accordingly. 

Further Details 

section 15 of the HR guide which is available on the employer resources section of www.lgpsregs.org