Pay 2023

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Dear Welsh Government,

It has recently come to my attention that the Welsh Government has been publishing misleading information regarding the pay settlements provided to public servants employed in Health Care in Wales. This is undermining confidence and I believe it is also obstructing recruitment to important roles within NHS Wales. Please provide correct information for the following questions related to Welsh Government policy and action:

Government Ministers:

1. Have the Health Minister and her Deputies received the pay increment for 2023, reported to be 3% salary and 10.1% allowances: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales....

2. If not please state what increment has been awarded.

3. Please confirm that the increment is now being paid (i.e. is not still awaiting a backdated payment)

Government Officials:

4. Have civil servants working for WG, including the Director General for and her senior leadership team, for example the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, etc, received the pay increment for 2023, reported to be 5.5%:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023...

5. If not please state what increment has been awarded.

6. Please confirm that the increment is now being paid (i.e. is not still awaiting a backdated payment)

NHS Employees: Agenda for Change:

7. Have NHS employees who are paid under Agenda for Change terms received the 5% pay award stated by the Minister on 20th April 2023:

https://www.gov.wales/written-statement-...

8. If not please state what increment has been awarded.

9. Please confirm that the increment is now being paid (i.e. is not still awaiting a backdated payment)

NHS Employees: Doctors on Medical and Dental terms and conditions:

10. Have NHS doctors and dentists who are paid under Medical and Dental terms received the 5% pay award stated by the Minister on 24th August 2023:

https://www.gov.wales/written-statement-...

11. If not please state what increment has been awarded.

12. Please confirm that the increment is now being paid (i.e. is not still awaiting a backdated payment)

NHS Employees: Managers:

13. Please also provide details of the pay award that NHS managers who are not paid under Agenda for Change terms or Medical and Dental Terms, have received since I cannot find a public record. I assume this has been the same 5% that Agenda for Change staff and Doctors have received, and which is also the same as the award for managers in the NHS in England, but please confirm.

14. If not please state what increment has been awarded.

15. Please confirm that the increment is now being paid (i.e. is not awaiting a backdated payment)

I look forward to receiving a full response.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Robinson

Welsh Government

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Dear Ben Robinson

Further to your recent request for information, please find an acknowledgement letter attached, sent on behalf of Siwan Williams. Please note that part of your request should be directed to the Senedd Commission, please see further details in the attached letter.

Kind regards
Natalie

Natalie Chant
Is-adran y Prif Swyddog Diogelwch – Yr Uned Rheoli Busnes / Chief Security Officer’s Division – Business Management Unit
Grŵp y Prif Swyddog Gweithredu / Chief Operating Officer’s Group
Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Ffôn / Tel: 03000 625022
E-bost: Natalie.Chant@gov.cymru / E-mail: Natalie.Chant@gov.wales

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. ----------------- On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Dear Welsh Government,

In your recent acknowledgement you state:

" In relation to questions 1 and 2, Ministers salaries are a matter for the Senedd Commission. You can direct this part of your request to them using details at the following link https://senedd.wales/commission/access-t... Or, with your agreement, I can transfer this part of the request on your behalf. If I receive no response from you, I will take no further action on this part of your request. "

Please transfer this part of the request as offered.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Robinson

Welsh Government

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Dear Ben Robinson

Please find attached letter regarding questions 7 to 15 in relation to NHS pay. We understand that questions 1 to 6 have already been provided under ATISN 19343.

Jeanette
Jeanette Warren
Government Business Manager
Tîm Busnes y Llywodraeth / Government Business Team
Gweithlu a Busnes Corfforaethol / Workforce and Corporate Business

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Welsh Government

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Dear Ben Robinson

Further to your recent request for information, please find disclosure response attached, sent on behalf of Siwan Williams.

Kind regards
Natalie

Natalie Chant
Is-adran y Prif Swyddog Diogelwch – Yr Uned Rheoli Busnes / Chief Security Officer’s Division – Business Management Unit
Grŵp y Prif Swyddog Gweithredu / Chief Operating Officer’s Group
Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Ffôn / Tel: 03000 625022
E-bost: Natalie.Chant@gov.cymru / E-mail: Natalie.Chant@gov.wales

Sganiwyd y neges hon am bob feirws hysbys wrth iddi adael Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cymryd o ddifrif yr angen i ddiogelu eich data. Os cysylltwch â Llywodraeth Cymru, mae ein hysbysiad preifatrwydd<”https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> yn esbonio sut rydym yn defnyddio eich gwybodaeth a sut rydym yn diogelu eich preifatrwydd. Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg. Byddwn yn anfon ateb yn Gymraeg i ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg ac ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi. ----------------- On leaving the Welsh Government this email was scanned for all known viruses. The Welsh Government takes the protection of your data seriously. If you contact the Welsh Government then our Privacy Notice<https://gov.wales/about/welsh-government...> explains how we use your information and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We welcome receiving correspondence in Welsh. Any correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay in responding.

Information Rights,

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Dear Ben Robinson,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

As agreed with the Welsh Government, you were content for questions 1-3 to be transferred to the Senedd.

Regards,

Buddug

Buddug Saer

(Rhagenwau/Pronouns: hi - she/her/hers)
Rheolwr Rhyddid Gwybodaeth, Senedd Cymru
Freedom of Information Manager, Welsh Parliament
0300 200 6544

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