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Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common
Parish Council

Pay multiple

The code requires that local authorities must publish the pay multiple on their website, defined as the ratio between the highest-paid taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce.

The measure must:

  • Cover all the elements of remuneration that can be valued
  • Use the median earnings figure as the denominator, which should be that of all employees of the local authority on a fixed date each year, coinciding with reporting at the end of the financial year
  • Exclude changes in pension benefits, which due to their variety and complexity cannot be accurately included in a pay multiple disclosure

The pay multiple figure as at 1 April 2024 is 1.32 : 1