Employment code:

Appendix A7.6

Salary bands and calculation of salary increase

1. Overview

Acting as a consortium of employers, the harmonised pay research councils BBSRC, AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC and STFC agreed a pay remit with Treasury covering the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The pay award covers employees in bands A to G; employees in higher bands (PC1 and PC2) are on personal contracts. It has been agreed that employees paid less than £21,000 will receive an underpinning consolidated pay increase of at least £250.

There are 3 levels of performance (commensurate, exceptional and unacceptable) and these levels of performance link directly to set increases (see appendix A7.3 for full details on performance based pay).

The salary bands and progression steps (updated with effect from 1 January 2014) are in the tables below.

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2. Salary bands (w.e.f. 1.1.2014)

Salary bands (w.e.f. 1.7.2013)

Pay band Min* Standard pay Cap at 105% Cap at 110% Max (115% SP)
G £56,990 £60,627 £63,659 £66,690 £69,721
F £44,670 £47,521 £49,896 £52,272 £54,649
E £36,033 £37,534 £39,410 £41,287 £43,164
D £28,384 £29,566 £31,044 £32,523 £34,002
C £22,972 £23,442 £24,613 £25,786 £26,958
B £17,858 £18,222 £19,134 £20,045 £20,956
A £14,650 £14,650 £15,382 £16,115 £16,847

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3. Progression to standard pay

Progression to standard pay

  Band G Band F Band E/ E-SPD Band D/ D-PD Band C Band B Band A
SP £60,627 £47,521 £37,534 £29,566 £23,442 £18,222 £14,650
S9 £60,021 £47,044 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
S8 £59,415 £46,570 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
S7 £58,809 £46,095 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
S6 £58,202 £45,620 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
S5 £57,596 £45,144 £37,158 £29,271 n/a  n/a n/a
S4 n/a n/a £36,783 £28,975 n/a n/a n/a
S3 n/a n/a £36,408 £28,678 £23,207 £18,041 n/a
S2 n/a n/a n/a n/a  n/a n/a n/a
S1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Min £56,990 £44,670 £36,033 £28,384 £22,972 £17,858 £14,650

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4. Salaries of sandwich course students

The following salary minima apply to sandwich course students:

Salaries of sandwich course students

Pre college & years 1-2 £12,399
Years 3-4 £12,904
Year 5 £13,662

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Last updated 02/04/2014
Amendment 174 - April 2014