The pay multiple of the council's workforce, defined as the ratio between the highest taxable earnings (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances, and the cash value of benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure.

We publish this information annually under the Local Government Transparency Code.

Pay Level Multiple As of March 2021 Policy for 2021/2022 to maintain chief officers' pay within the following multiples
The lowest paid employee and high paid chief officer 1:6 1:10
The lowest paid employee and average (median) chief officer 1:4 1:7
The lowest paid employee and average (mean) chief officer 1:4 1:7
The average (median) pay for all employees and the highest paid chief officer 1:4 1:7

We publish our pay level multiples in our annual Pay Policy Statement.

Download the Pay Policy Statement 2021/2022