For staff employed under the SLCC / NALC Model Contract there is the possibility of a pay rise in April 2018. Salaries starting at £19,430 p.a. could go up by 2% and by a further 2% in April 2019. Lowest salaries will also receive increases. Unions have yet to approve the proposals. When final approval does come through, do make sure you have this as an agenda item, rather than just assume your council accepts the rise. Your auditor will look to see evidence of any increase be evidenced though the minutes.