Following the publication of the Localism Bill in November 2011, local authorities are required to publish a pay policy statement annually. It must include:
- The authority’s policy on the level and elements of remuneration for each chief officer
- The authority’s policy on the remuneration of its lowest paid employees
- The authority’s policy on the relationship between the remuneration of its chief officers and other officers
- The authority’s policy on other specific aspects of chief officer remuneration such as remuneration on recruitment, increases and additions to remuneration, use of performance related pay and bonuses, termination payments and transparency.