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Smokefree policy introduced

The County Council’s new Smokefree policy has been introduced. This means that no employee is allowed to smoke at any time while at work. Find out more about the policy.

Budget 2016/17 approved

The County Council’s final budget proposals for 2016/17 were approved at the Full Council meeting on 25 February.

Living wage

Nottinghamshire County Council introduced the Living Wage in April 2014.

Just over 2,000 of the Council’s lowest paid employees will benefit from an increase in the national Living Wage hourly rate to £7.85, an increase of 20 pence per hour, from 1 November 2014 and will show in payslips for November.

Changing the way we work

See the new look offices at Trent Bridge House to support new, more flexible ways of working. 

National Local Government Pay Award

The trade unions and employers have reached agreement on the national Local Government Pay Award. The agreement covers April 2016 to March 2018, with increases being backdated to 1 April 2016 and arrears paid in June salaries. 

The pay award benefits those employees on the National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions or Craft Worker rates of pay. See the revised pay tables for 2016-18 [PDF].

Section 188 Notice published

A Section 188 Notice has been published listing 77.1 fte posts potentially at risk of redundancy in the ICT, Business Support Centre, Customer Services Centre and Hospital to Home Services. Of the total posts at risk, 25.9 fte are already vacant.

View the Section 188 Notice.

Supporting staff through change

Help and support

Find out more about the help and support available if you're facing redundancy, including job opportunities, support and training courses.

Voluntary redundancy

Find out more information about voluntary redundancy.

About Big issues

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