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Big issues

New Smokefree policy to improve health and wellbeing

From Monday 23 May 2016 the introduction of the new Smokefree policy will mean no employee will be allowed to smoke at any time while at work.

Find out more about the help and support available to help people who want to quit smoking, including stop smoking information sessions at County Council workplaces during April and May.

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. 

Section 188 Notice published

A Section 188 Notice has been published listing 182.21 posts at risk as part of the County Council’s 2015/16-18/19 budget proposals to save £62m.

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.

National Local Government Pay Award

The trade unions and employers reached agreement on the national local Government Pay Award.

The agreement includes a one off lump sum payment and a 2.2% pay increase for all eligible employees.

About Big issues

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