REMUNERATION FOR BOARD MEMBERS

PURPOSE
To inform you of new rates of remuneration for chairs and other board members (excluding chief officers and judicial appointees) coming into effect on 1 April 2004.

Probation Circular
REFERENCE NO: 08/2004 ISSUE DATE: 27January 2004 IMPLEMENTATION DATE: 1 April 2004 EXPIRY DATE: April 2007 TO: Chairs of Probation Boards Chief Officers of Probation Secretaries of Probation Boards Board Treasurers CC: Regional Managers AUTHORISED BY: Tony Woolfenden, Head of Corporate Management

ACTION
1. 2. To inform existing board members of the new rates. To consider budgetary adjustments needed.

SUMMARY
We have reviewed levels of remuneration for board members (excluding chief officers and judicial appointees) in recognition of the impact of inflation on the current payment levels, which have operated from April 2001. The hourly rate for members and the annual rates for chairs have therefore been increased by about 10% with effect from 1 April this year. We will consider the need for a full review of members’ remuneration in the light of the implementation of the decisions arising from the Correctional Services Review.

RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROBATION CIRCULARS
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CONTACT FOR ENQUIRIES
Mikael Springer National Probation Directorate Tel: 020 7217 0741 Fax: 020 7217 0796 E-mail: Mikael.Springer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

National Probation Directorate
Horseferry House, Dean Ryle Street, London, SW1P 2AW General Enquiries: 020 7217 0659 Fax: 020 7217 0660

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RATES OF REMUNERATION FROM APRIL 2004 1. The present rates of remuneration for board chairs and other board members, excluding chief officers and judicial appointees, have operated since April 2001. We have reviewed them and have agreed increased rates which take account of the impact of inflation over the last three years and which will come into effect on 1 April 2004. The new rates are as follows: Current Rate £ 14.00 £ 14,000 £ 16,000 £ 20,000 £ 25,000 New Rate from 1 April 2004 £ 15.40 £ 15,400 £ 17,600 £ 22,000 £ 27,500

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Board members, hourly rate Board chairs, annual rate

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Board chairs whose term of appointment spans the introduction of the new rate will receive the latter on a pro-rata basis from 1 April 2004. The current rates shown above for board chairs exclude ex-gratia payments which a number of the original appointees have received and which terminate on 1 April this year.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS 5. Current arrangements for payment of remuneration will continue, and boards will therefore need to meet directly the payments to board members at the new hourly rate. The scale of the increase has been necessitated by the absence of any change in the rate since it was fixed in April 2001.

FUTURE REVIEW 6. We will consider the need for a full review of members’ remuneration in the light of the implementation of the decisions arising from the Correctional Services Review and their impact on the role and operation of board members.

PC08/2004 - Remuneration for Board Members

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