Rhondda Cynon Taf Council understands the importance of having a clear written policy on pay for employees. The Pay Policy Statement provides a framework to ensure that employees are rewarded fairly and objectively without discrimination. The Council has a statutory requirement under the Localism Act 2011 to prepare a Pay Policy Statement on an annual basis.

The focus of the legislation is about transparency of pay for Chief Officers and how their pay compares with lower paid employees in the Council.  However, in the interests of transparency and accountability the Council’s has Pay Policy Statement covers all employee groups, with the exception of teachers, as the remuneration for teaching staff is set by Welsh Government and therefore not in local authority control. The Pay Policy Statement also excludes Members of the Council as they are not employees and are governed by separate legislation via the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

In determining the pay and remuneration of all of its employees, the Council will comply with all relevant employment legislation.

View the full Pay Policy Statement 2021/22