1. Introduction

1.1 Under sections 38 to 43 of the Localism Act 2011, Local Authorities are required to prepare, approve by full Council (as a Part 1 item) and publish on our website, a pay policy statement by Thursday 31 March 2018, for the financial year 2018/19.

1.2 This statement must be reviewed, updated, approved by full Council and published by 31 March annually for the immediately following financial year.

1.3 Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead may amend this statement during the financial year in which it is effective; however any change must be approved by full Council. Any amended statement will be published on our website within 10 working days of the meeting.

1.4 In drawing up this statement, we have taken into account the guidance issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government and the advice supplied jointly by the Local Government Association and the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE).

1.5 Links to external websites:

1.6 This statement does not include staff based at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead schools as this is outside the scope of the legislation.

1.7 This updated statement was approved by full Council on Tuesday 21 February 2018.

1.8 Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead fully endorses and supports the requirement to be open and honest about the reward packages of our senior staff.