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Request date: 6 December 2022
This version was printed or saved on: 30 March 2023
Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/pay-review-settlement
Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
The Gambling Commissions responses to your enquiries are as follows:
Please state the effective date (day and month) of your organisation’s 2022 pay review.
If the 2022 pay review has yet to be finalised please state the month in which you anticipate it will be concluded. This was concluded in November 2022
Please state the employee group/s covered by the 2022 pay review. All employees at the point of implementation
Please state the total number of employees covered by the 2022 pay review. 320
Please provide a copy of your 2022 pay agreement (if applicable) or generic pay circular sent to employees (that is one that does not identify any individual employee) outlining the outcome of the latest pay review if there are no collective negotiations. Please see attached email falling within the scope of this part of your request.
We have redacted from this, information relating to identifiable individuals that would constitute personal data.
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires personal data to be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject. It is the view of the Commission that disclosing the personal information within the attached document would constitute the disclosure of personal data and would contravene this principle.
This information is therefore exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Please state the % consolidated basic pay rise received by the lowest-paid adult employee as a result of the 2022 pay review excluding the effect of any incremental progression, merit pay or bonuses. 2%
If an employee’s annual pay award is determined solely according to an assessment of their individual performance (commonly known as a merit increase) as opposed to an across-the-board pay rise (where all employees generally receive the same increase irrespective of their individual performance) please state the percentage of the paybill allocated to fund these awards, the average increase and whether or not the awards are consolidated. The Commission applies an across-the-board increase
If any employees were eligible for one-off individual performance-related payments or bonuses over and above the general pay rise please state the range of awards (either as a percentage of their base salary or a cash amount as applicable) and the overall % of the paybill allocated to fund them.
85% of our paybill is allocated to this award which is non-consolidated
Please state the overall paybill increase as a result of the latest pay review expressed as a percentage of the paybill. 3%. 2% applied to all (see question 3) and 1% targeted to employees in lower grades (1% to be confirmed)
Please state the name of the union/unions party to your main collective agreement covering pay and conditions if there are collective negotiations. PCS
Please provide the name and contact details of the person/s responsible for overseeing your organisation’s annual pay review. The details of the person from within the organisation responsible for overseeing the annual pay review, this is personal data which is exempt from disclosure. The Data Protection Act 2018 requires the processing of personal data to be fair and lawful.
It would be disproportionate for us to publicly disclose the identity of these individuals given their position within the organisation unless there is a strong public interest in doing so. These individuals have a legitimate expectation that their personal details will not be disclosed unnecessarily as they are not public facing roles or roles that are senior enough to warrant their identities being made publicly available.
On balance, there is no legitimate public interest in disclosing their identity and it would not be fair to do so. This information is therefore exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.
Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.
If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.
The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Information Management Team
Victoria Square House
Birmingham B2 4BP
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