Workforce Information

The following key workforce information has been updated in line with the Local Government Group's Practitioner's Guide 'Transparency: Publication of Senior Salary Information' (November 2010) and local government transparency code (2014) issued by the department for Communities and Local Government.

This information will be updated at the end of each financial year in the interest of promoting local transparency.

Gender Pay Gap Statement

From April 2017, under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, all public sector employers are required to annually publish calculations showing their gender pay gap, based on data as at snapshot date of 31 March. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC) is therefore required by law to calculate and publish the organisations Gender Pay Gap.

The pdf icon Gender Pay Gap Statement [95KB] sets out the council's Gender Pay Gap percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women.

Localism Act 2011 - Pay Policy Statement 2018/19

This pdf icon Pay Policy Statement [262KB] sets out the Council's position in relation to pay for its senior managers and lowest paid employees in compliance with the Localism Act 2011 (the Act) section 38 and the statutory and supplementary guidance on Openness and Accountability issued under section 40 of the Act.

The policy outlines the Council's approach to how it manages pay for its senior managers and also that of its lowest paid employees.

This is the sixth annual statement and covers the financial year, beginning 2018/19.

This Pay Policy is accompanied by pdf icon Appendix A [100KB] which gives the structure of the top three levels of the organisation.

Trade Union Facility Time

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 1st April 2017. These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.

Relevant Union Officials

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period4     
Full time equivalent employee number:3.6 FTE                  

Percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of time 

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Total cost of facility time£2,032.96
Total pay bill£11,422,795 

Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time

(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100


Paid trade union activities

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours

(total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the

relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100






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