17 March 2023

Created on: 17 Mar 2023 | Last modified: 02 May 2023

Pay Attention

Dear Colleagues

I have written to all Councils today to urge the payment of back pay for the year 2022/2023 before the end of this current tax year, 31 March.

If our efforts are unsuccessful, then teachers who may be affected by the payment of back pay for 2022/23 in the next tax year will have to claim back the tax overpaid on an individual basis. We believe that this situation, if local authorities act accordingly, should be avoided but if it does happen, members should follow the guidance set out in our recently published FAQs.

It is our view that teachers should never have been put in the position of having to wait for a fair pay rise in the first place and should not be penalised unfairly by later payment of back pay, already earned and well deserved!

Andrea Bradley
General Secretary