Decision details

Agenda for Change (AfC) pay uplifts for Bristol City Council funded services within the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval of a variation of the Community Children’s Health Partnership (CCHP) contract to cover pay uplifts, and subsequent AfC uplifts for the duration of the contract.

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.        Authorised the Director of Public Health to agree a variation of the CCHP contract to cover up to an additional £598,027 per year, on a recurrent basis until 2026/27, for NHS AfC pay uplifts in 2021/22 and 2022/23 for all services within the contract, provided that there continues to be sufficient funding available to cover this from the Public Health Grant (for the Public Health funded services) and Children or Education General Fund budgets or an alternative funding source (for the non-Public Health funded services).

2.        Authorised the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Cabinet Member for Public Health & Communities, to meet the cost of any additional AfC pay increases for Public Health funded services within the contract between 2023/24 and 2026/27 from the Public Health Grant, provided that sufficient, designated funding is available within the grant allocation.

3.        Authorised the Directors of Children, Families & Safer Communities and Education & Skills, in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education & Equalities, to meet the cost of any additional AfC pay increases for non-Public Health funded services within the contract between 2023/24 and 2026/27, from Children or Education General Fund budgets or an alternative funding source, provided that sufficient funding is available.

4.        Noted that if sufficient funding is not available in relation to any of the recommendations above, other options will need to be explored, in consultation with the Director of Finance and the relevant Cabinet Member(s) and subject to service user consultation if required. A report will be brought back to Cabinet if required.

 

Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 06/12/2022

Date of decision: 06/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/12/2022

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