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SE pay agreement 2021

SE pay agreement 2021: FOI response (reference 4920)

Date received

18 August 2021

Date responded

15 September 2021

Information requested

Questions regarding Scottish Enterprise's 2021/22 pay agreement.


1. The names of the unions which are signatories to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions?

PCS and Unison

2.The number of employees covered by the agreement?

As at 1 April 2021 (our pay award date) the agreement covered 1094 employees.

3. For your 2021/22 pay agreement, were the key features of the Scottish Sector pay policy applied?

Yes other than the final bullet point. Pay policy allows us to spend up to 1% of our pay bill, subject to affordability, to address equality issues. We’ve spent what we needed to make further final improvements to our salary bands to address equality issues.

4. Were there any variations made to the key features of the policy?


5. What percentage consolidated pay increase was applied to the lowest rate of pay (excluding apprentice rates or rates for staff aged under 18)?

The basic increase for our lowest paid employee was £800/3.89%.

6. What percentage consolidated pay increase did the majority of staff receive (ie. if a majority of staff received the same percentage increase, what was that increase)?

49.72% of our employees got 1% consolidated increase.

7. Were any changes made to pay rates to address clearly evidenced equality or pay coherence issues in existing pay and grading structures?

We made the following improvements to our salary bands too address equality issues

  • reductions in journey times in grades 9 –4
  • the one remaining overlap at grades 6-5 is removed and a 1% gap established between them; and
  • there are at least 2% gaps between all other grades.

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