Agenda for Change pay and conditions circulars 2016 to 2012

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This page is an archive of Agenda for Change pay circulars issued between 2016 and 2012.


2016

03/2016
Contractual continuity of service and employer discretion - Pay and Conditions Circular (AforC) 3/2016 (Published 05/12/16)
This pay and conditions circular provides employers with additional guidance in relation to Section 12: Contractual continuity of service and the use of employer discretion when considering relevant service outside of the NHS. A new Section 12 FAQ has been added to Annex 28: Guidance on frequently asked questions (FAQs) (England and Wales*1) and Annex 28: Guidance on frequently asked questions (FAQs) (Scotland and Northern Ireland).

02/2016

Updates to the NHS Terms and conditions of service handbook - Pay and Conditions Circular (AforC) 2/2016 (Published 18/07/16)
This pay and conditions circular informs employers of changes to the NHS Terms and conditions of service handbook which have been agreed by the NHS Staff Council. These include the addition of Health Education England (HEE) to the list of NHS employers in Annex A.

01/2016
Pay in Agenda for Change effective from 1 April 2016 - Pay and conditions circular (AfC) 1/2016 (Published 14/03/16)
This pay and conditions circular informs employers of pay from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 for staff whose contracts of employment incorporate nationally agreed pay provisions in the NHS Terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change).

The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 36.  


2015

Shared Parental leave and flexible working - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 3/2015
Date: 12/3/15
This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of textual amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) to incorporate:

  • the recent introduction of Shared Parental Leave
  • general amendments to ensure continued compliance with equalities legislation and consistency with good practice.
The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 1/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to pay.  Pay circular (AfC) 2/2015 contains changes to redundancy.

New arrangements for redundancy pay - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 2/2015
Date: 12/3/15
This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers in England of new redundancy provisions for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which take effect, in England only, from 1 April 2015.

The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 1/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to pay.  Circular (AfC) 3/2015 refers to Shared Parental Leave and flexible working.

Date: 12/3/15
This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which apply between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, only.

The amendments to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, detailed in this circular, will be published in amendment number 35.  Pay circular (AfC) 2/2015, published alongside this one, contains details of changes to redundancy provisions.  Circular (AfC) 3/2015 refers to flexible working and parental leave.

Changes to Agenda for Change in Wales - Information note number 1
Date: 15/01/15
This information note details changes to Agenda for Change which have been agreed by the parties in Wales and confirmed by the NHS Staff Council. These changes have been incorporated into amendment number 34 to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook. 

Please note, this has been issued as an information note and not a pay circular as these changes have no impact on employers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.

2014

Updates to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 4/2014
Date: 11/08/14
This Pay and Conditions Circular informs employers of various textual changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook which have been agreed by the NHS Staff Council.   

Amended mileage rates from 1 July 2014 - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 3/2014
Date: 18/7/2014
This Pay and Conditions Circular informs employers of changes to the mileage rates published on 4, June 2014, in Pay and Conditions Circular (AforC) 2/2014. This follows the AA’s publication of a correction to one of the figures in its general guide to car running costs 2014/15.

Mileage rates from 1 July 2014 - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 2/2014
Date: 4/6/2014
This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of new rates of mileage allowances which apply to business journeys made on and after 1 July 2014.

Pay for 2014/15 - Pay and Conditions Circular (AfC) 1/2014
Date: 24/3/2014
This Pay and Conditions circular informs employers of the pay arrangements for staff covered by the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook (Agenda for Change) which apply between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 only.

2013

New system of mileage payments -  Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2013
Date: 16/5/2013
Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 29): reimbursement of employee NHS business travel costs.

Changes to pay progression and sickness pay - Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2013

Date: 27/3/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.


Pay in 2013/14 - Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2013

Changes to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook (amendment number 28): Pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

2012

Additions to the list of NHS Employers-  Pay Circular (AfC) 3/2012
Date: 5/9/2012
This pay circular informs employers of changes to the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, which has been updated to acknowledge the creation of the NHS Commissioning Board and clinical commissioning groups.

Pay from 1 April 2012 - Pay Circular (AfC) 2/2012
Date: 15/3/2012
This pay circular informs employers of the changes to the national pay scales that take effect from 1 April 2012 for staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement.

Amendments in line with the Equality Act 2010 - Pay Circular (AfC) 1/2012 
Date: 1/2/2012
This pay circular informs employers that changes have been agreed to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

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