Decision details

To delay the implementation to staff lease car allowances from 1st October 2020 to 1 January 2021.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Commercial Strategy and Delivery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Council in September 2017 approved for staff lease car allowances to be consolidated into basic pay on 30 days’ written notice.  This change was due to be implemented 1 October 2020.  However, it is necessary to slightly delay the implementation of this amendment to the lease car allowance.  The reason for this is that the Council will be moving to a new payroll provider in November 2020 and in order to support this transition, the Council wishes to avoid any significant changes to underlying pay structures during this period of time.

 

Decision:

To delay the implementation to staff lease car allowances from 1st October 2020 to 1 January 2021

 

Alternative options considered:

To implement the amendments to the lease car allowances on 1 October 2020.

This approach increases the risk of errors arising during the transition and requires our existing payroll provider to deliver an amended pay scale for one month only, which would result in an additional cost.   Implementation in October 2020 increases the risk of payment errors arising during October payroll.  Should this occur, there is limited opportunities to resolve these prior to go-live with our new payroll provider.

 

Publication date: 21/10/2020

Date of decision: 21/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

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