The NHS pay deal has been confirmed and will be implemented for staff employed on Agenda For Change terms and conditions and paid in June 2023 pay.
Eligible staff will receive an additional one-off payment of 2% of their earnings for 2022-23 and staff who were employed on the 31 March 2023 will also receive a one-off NHS backlog bonus worth between £1,250 and £1,600.What the AFC pay deal means for each pay band
You will appreciate the demand implementing this pay award will place on our payroll service and so we would ask that you refer any queries in relation to this email to [email protected]
Further points to consider
- Please see the Understanding Universal Credit – How earnings affect Universal Credit for further information about universal credit and lump sum payments
- Please access this link for further information on the pay offer. Pay offer accepted by the NHS Staff Council | NHS Employers
If you are unsure of your assignment number you can find it by logging into Employee Self Service and it is displayed under My Payslip and P60 on the right hand side. If you are not able to access ESR please contact mandatory training on extension 54198 or email stees.mandatorytraining@alison-murray22nhs-net
Frequently asked questions
2022-23 non-consolidated and backlog bonus additional payments anticipated
Who is eligible for the non-consolidated additional payments?
NHS staff employed under Agenda for Change in post on the 31 March 2023 and who continue to be employed will receive the non-consolidated additional payment. Staff need to be directly employed, which means that they have a contract of employment with the NHS.
Why would I not receive the non-consolidated additional payment?
If you were on a career break on the 31 March 2023 you will not be eligible.
If you were not in post on the 31 March 2023 you will not be eligible (so for example, if you started on or after the 1 April 23 you will not be eligible.
If you work on a casual basis (no fixed contract of employment with contracted hours) you will not be eligible
If you are not employed directly by the NHS within Agenda for Change terms and Conditions
How much will I receive?
We would not want to advise staff on how much money they will receive as this could be very different depending on individual circumstances.
Payslips will be available three days before payday for staff to view the amount.
How will this be displayed on my Payslip?
The one-off payment of 2% of your salary for last year will show on your payslip under payments as 2022 non-con payment and the NHS backlog bonus will show as NHS Backlog payment.
Why have I not received the full amount for the additional payment?
Some staff requested the additional payment to be spread evenly over a number of months. If you have requested this, you will have received an email confirmation from [email protected]
If you were contracted to work less than 37.5 hours on 31 March 2023 you will receive an adjusted amount in line with your contracted hours.
How will this be pro-rated for part time staff?
The non-consolidated payments will be adjusted according to what staffs contracted hours were on 31 March 2023.
For example, if you were 37.5 hours you will receive 100% of the award, if you work less than 37.5 hours you can expect to receive less. If you have changed your contracted hours since the 31 March you will receive an amount based on your hours as at 31 March 2023.
Will I pay tax, national insurance and pension deductions on these additional payments?
You will not pay pensions contributions on the payments.
The payments are subject to tax and national insurance deductions but the amount you will pay will depend on your individual circumstances. Typically, you can expect to pay more tax and national insurance in June.
Will these non-consolidated payments impact on any enhancements?
The non-consolidated payments are based on basic pay and therefore, there will be no adjustment to these payments in respect of any enhancements.
How will the non-consolidated payments interact with pay arrangements for apprentices?
For those apprentices who receive a proportion of an Agenda for Change pay band, the appropriate uplift will be applied to the pay band.
For example, trainees earning 75% of Band 8a will receive 75% of the Band 8a NHS backlog bonus as well as the additional non-consolidated award worth 2% of their individual basic salary.
What happens if a member of staff changes employer after 31 March 2023 – who is responsible for the non-consolidated payments?
The NHS organisation who directly employed the member of staff as of 31 March 2023 will be responsible for making the payment and this should happen automatically but please contact your previous trust if you do not receive payment.
What if a member of staff has changed their pay banding in the 2022/23 year?
For eligible staff, these non-consolidated payments are based on the pay point as of 31 March 2023.
What payments will staff who have been on parental, maternal, adoption leave or sick leave receive?
Staff on maternity, parental, adoption leave or sick leave remain employed and are therefore eligible to receive the non-consolidated payments. This will be based on their pay point on the 31 March 2023.
2023-24 consolidated payment
What % consolidated payment will I receive?
Everyone will receive at least 5% increase in their basic pay.
Band 1 and entry point of band 2 will also see their pay brought up to the top of band 2 which is a total of a 10.4% pay increase.
How does this payment interact with enhancements?
The consolidated increase from 1 April 2023 will be reckonable against all enhancements provided for within the AfC terms and conditions, such as unsocial hours premia.
Is this uplift pensionable?
Yes. The consolidated uplift is pensionable and will form part of an individual’s pensionable earning.
How will the arrears be displayed on my Payslip?
Monies owed for backpay for April and May will show on your payslip under payments and is called ‘Basic pay arrears’.
How will the consolidated payment affect pension contributions?
Recent changes have been made to the tier boundaries which defines the contribution you pay to your pension to ensure they are amended in line with the pay award.
This reduces the possibility for a small number of staff to see the value of the pay award reduced as a result of moving into a higher tier.
Some staff will potentially crossover into the next tier of contributions to due their pay so if you have paid more pension then this will be the reason. Further information on pension contributions can be found on the NHSBSA member hub.
How will the consolidated payment for 2023/24 interact with pay arrangements for apprentices?
For those apprentices who receive a proportion of an Agenda for Change (AfC) pay band, the appropriate uplift will be applied to the pay point their salary is based on.
For example, trainees earning 75% of the top of band 5 will receive 75% of the 2023/24 rate for that pay point – so their individual salary will increase by 5%.