Posted on January 8, 2018 by Simon Randall in SBS Online.
This weekend we have released updated values for support staff national pay scales effective from 1st April 2018.
The new scales are STC (subject to confirmation) while we wait for official news about the rates in Inner London, Outer London and London Fringe, and indeed until unions accept the pay offer. In the meantime, the percentage increases applied to Main region rates have also been applied to the other three regions.
The increase for April 2018 is 2% except points 6 to 19 which have been increased on a sliding percentage of between 9.191% on point 6 and 3.734% on point 19.
Once all the new scale point values are confirmed across all regions, we will remove the ‘STC’ and notify you. Users can apply this table now if they wish to, but it should be noted that budgets may change slightly if we need to amend the rates later.
The pay offer for support staff also contains recommendations for April 2019. With regard to this, we need to address the fact that some points have been collapsed and a brand-new scale has been suggested. Once we have developed a method to assist users adapting to this new scale in the software, we will tell you more very soon.
For more information on teacher pay scales and how to apply them to your budget scenarios, please visit your SBS Online planner and see the ‘Latest News’ section in the home screen.
If you have any questions, please call the Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 8
Posted on November 30, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
Changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018
The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2018.
This includes maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay.
Read our blog for more details.
Posted on March 7, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
More than 35 years after the United Kingdom’s Equal Pay Act was introduced, the Office for National Statistics released a report that found on average women earn around 19.2% less than men in the UK. In an attempt to tackle this issue, the UK Government has published the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) […]
Posted on March 2, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
The Green Book, which applies to all support staff working in schools, has been updated to reflect the changes introduced since the existing 2005 version was published. The updated Green Book Conditions of Service document now includes: All pay scales and allowances from 1997 to 2017 inclusive The revised maternity scheme, which was introduced in […]
Posted on February 14, 2017 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The new 2017/2018 National Insurance table rates will need to be added to SIMS Personnel. The following table displays the new rates: Band Upper Monthly Earnings Limit Lower Monthly Earnings Limit Rate 1 Rate 2 1 490.00 0.00 0.0000 0.0000 2 672.00 490.01 0.0000 0.0000 3 680.00 672.01 0.0000 0.0000 4 3337.00 680.01 13.8000 13.8000 […]
Posted on January 13, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
Gender pay gap reporting webinar We uncovered a useful webinar on gender pay gap reporting by XpertHR which might be of interest to a number of academies and independent schools. The aim of the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday 8 February at 2pm – 3pm, is to help you determine whether or not your organisation […]
Posted on January 6, 2017 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
Statutory maternity and sick pay rates for 2017/18 The government has recently announced the changes to statutory maternity and sick pay rates in 2017. This includes adoption, paternity and shared parental pay. The weekly rate for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay will increase from £139.58 to £140.98 with effect from 2 April 2017. […]
Posted on October 11, 2016 by Liziy Allen in HR & Payroll.
You may already be aware that the government have recently announced a number of proposed changes to childcare in 2017. The main change is the introduction of tax-free childcare, which will replace the existing employer-supported scheme. This means that for the first time a childcare scheme is going to be available to self-employed parents. It […]
Posted on September 27, 2016 by Richard Page in SBS Online.
The apprenticeship levy has been talked about for what seems like an eternity. It is now almost upon us and we have to budget for it accordingly. The levy comes into effect in April 2017 and will see a 0.5% charge on your annual pay bill. You will only pay the levy if your pay […]
Posted on July 18, 2016 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
The last blog of the 2015/2016 Academic Year. I write this as a new Education secretary, Justine Greening, is appointed. No doubt over the summer we will see whether this changes the direction of government. For now here is our review of the best summer reads! Academies Financial Handbook An updated Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) […]