Report of the Head of Legal Services
1. That the decision by the City and County of Swansea to increase the annual salary of the Acting Senior Coroner from £91,420 to £127,000 (in line with JNC Guidance), be endorsed;
2. That the additional sum of £26,059 (which comprises the pay award, back pay and pension contributions and which represents our 34.5% split of the cost) in this financial year (2018/2019) to be paid to the City and County of Swansea in respect of backdating costs of the revised salary to November 2017, be approved;
3. That the additional financial increase that will be made to the amalgamated Coroner’s Service in line with the current contribution rate of 34.5% contribution rate as a result of the change in salary from April 2019 onwards, be noted.
Reason for Decisions:
To seek approval from Members to increase the financial contributions made to the Joint Coroner Service between Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and the City and County of Swansea as a result of the adoption of the JNC Framework for Coroners pay.
Implementation of Decisions:
The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.
There is no requirement for external consultation on this matter though ongoing dialogue has taken place between this Authority and the City and County of Swansea to discuss this matter and to agree a suitable figure.