pound-sign-blackHigher education employers have made a “full and final” pay offer of 2%, with a minimum pay point equal to the living wage, following pay talks with the unions.

The details of the offer are:

Pay rates for all staff covered by the higher education national agreement would be increased from 1 August 2014 by 2%.

Point 1 of the pay spine would also be increased by a further £30. This would bring point 1 to the current rate of the living wage (£7.65) in those higher education institutions that have a 35-hour working week, which equates to an increase of 2.2%.

London weighting – Post 92 higher education institutions that pay London weighting in line with the national agreement are recommended to increase these by 2%.

Pre 92 higher education institutions are not subject to national negotiations on London weighting.

The final offer is based on the following understandings:

  • that it would settle the pay negotiations for 2014/15;
  • that it would draw a line under the 2013/14 negotiating round and dispute.