Teachers Pay Award 2022/2023

The 22/2023 SNCT pay settlement was agreed on 3rd March 2023 and is scheduled to be in place and paid with a backdated award as follows:

Pay FrequencyPay Date
Teachers and Associated Professionals (Payrun 10)30th March 2023
Supply Teachers (Payrun 11)14th April 2023


Employees who have left the council will be required to complete the MS Leavers backpay form.

Guidance on completing the form can be found in the attached documents.

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What pay rise has been agreed?

The 2022-2024 pay award for teachers and associated professionals has been agreed as follows:

Effective Date & Pay Increase
1/4/2022 – 7% increase on all SNCT pay points with a pay cap at starting salaries of £80K above which a £5,600 uplift will apply

1/4/2023 – A further 5% increase on all SNCT pay points with a pay cap at starting salaries of £80K above which a £4,000 uplift will apply

1/1/2024 – A further 2% increase on all SNCT pay points with a pay cap at starting salaries of £80K above which a £1,600 uplift will apply

In addition it has been agreed to change the settlement date to the 1 August annually with effect from 1 August 2024.

When will I receive my pay arrears?

Arrears backdated to 1/4/2022 will be paid as follows:

Permanent Teachers will be paid 30/03/23
Supply Teachers will be paid 14/04/23

Why have I not received the arrears that I think I am due?

With backdated pay increase teachers’ pension is recalculated based on the rate that would have applied had it been processed on time. The system will calculate the total amount of pension due based on the increased pay and deduct the difference previously paid as back pay. Below are the pension rates for 2022/2023.

Actual pensionable pay for the eligible employment for 2022/2023 – Contribution percentage rate
Up to and including £29,186 – 7.2%
£29,187 to £39,289 – 8.7%
£39,290 to £46,586 – 9.7%
£46,587 to £61,740 – 10.4%
£61,741 to £84,190 – 11.5%
£84,191 – 11.9%

How will the backdated arrears appear on my payslip?

Arrears will be shown for each element as (Back Pay) on your payslip.

I have a Cash Conservation

If your Cash Conservation commenced prior to 1 April 2022, you will be conserved at the salary rate at the start of the conservation. This effectively means there will be no increase in your pay.
If your Cash Conservation started between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, you will be conserved at the new salary rate.

Will my arrestment deductions be affected?

Yes, you may pay a higher contribution than normal in the period where your arrears are processed. This is because the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 states that deductions are based on the earnings in the period regardless of when they are earned.

Will my Universal Credit be affected?

There is a chance your UC claim may be affected as your earnings will higher than normal in your qualifying period. Further guidance is available here.

Will my AVC be affected?

If you pay a percentage contribution to your AVC, your AVC amount will increase due to the new salary and any arrears that are pensionable. If you pay a fixed amount, there will be no change to your deduction unless you wish to increase it to reflect your new salary. You should contact Prudential to do this.

Do leavers qualify for arrears?

Anyone who has left NLC between 1st April 2022 and the implementation date will need to contact the Payroll and Pensions Team to request arrears are paid. This can be done by completing the MS Leavers backpay form. You must include your name and employee number and confirm if your bank details have changed or not. The Payroll & Pension Team will notify SPPA of any leavers who have requested their arrears.

Who do I contact if I think my pay is wrong?

If following reviewing the information contained within these FAQ’s any queries should initially be logged through the People Help Desk by email on PayAwardEnquiries@northlan.gov.uk.

Why do I have strike deductions on my payslip?

The strike deductions were calculated based on your pay at the time of Industrial Action. The basic pay hourly rate has increased, therefore the strike deduction must be adjusted accordingly too as the pay increase was effective prior to the strike dates.
There are also strike deductions for industrial action on 28 February 2023 and 1 March 2023.

Updated on 31st March 2023

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