Nothing set aside for health staff pay award

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Have your say

Health Minister Howard Quayle said he could not hide his disappointment, in Tynwald this week, that no money had been set aside to cover a staff pay award.

Mr Quayle said the Treasury had agreed additional funding of £2.08m to help cover the cost of a binding pay award made after a local pay claim was referred to independent arbitration.

The cost of the award to the former Department of Health was £400,000 a year with back pay estimated at £2.25m.

He said: ‘I will not attempt to hide my disappointment that although the department was aware some form of payment was likely to arise it didn’t create a sufficient reserve to meet any such liability.’


Back to the top of the page