Bonus plan for West Norfolk council staff

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West Norfolk Council staff look set to receive a bonus of up to £250 for helping to reach savings targets under plans to be discussed next week.

The proposal is part of recommendations for the authority’s pay award for 2015-16, which will be debated by cabinet members next Tuesday, March 31.

A report says that, if approved, the payment would go to all permanent and fixed-term employees who were in their roles at the start of October last year.

The plan also allows for a one per cent increase with an additional 0.5 per cent given to workers earning less than £21,500 per year.

And the council’s minimum hourly wage is also set to increase to £7.20 from the current rate of £7.

The plan, which was published in agenda papers ahead of the cabinet meeting, will also be put before the board of the Alive Leisure trust, which manages sporting and entertainment venues in the borough, in relation to workers who are jointly employed by the trust and the council.