Welcome to Epaycheck

Epaycheck is the national online pay benchmarking service developed for the public sector by the public sector. Councils who have joined the Epaycheck community securely share and compare their pay data with that of other councils, across hundreds of common roles within the sector.

Epaycheck is delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association and it provides them with fast and current information to support national pay negotiations and a means of tracking the effects of pay changes on key job families. It also enables the sector to produce detailed data reports that aid understanding of pay across the sector for key services; such as the Epaycheck Data Report on Social Work Pay, Recruitment and Retention published October 2014. Epaycheck is a powerful data tool and the LGA is encouraging all councils to participate.

An Epaycheck subscription offers maximum output for minimal cost; all you need to use the service is internet access so whether at your desk, in a meeting, or on the move, you can still access your Epaycheck data reports at the click of a button.

Why do I need Epaycheck?

Epaycheck offers a fast and effective way of producing pay data reports from simple pay averages to more complex comparisons across organisation types, geographical areas and job responsibilities, covering both workforce and chief officer pay.

Epaycheck allows the user to;

  • answer important questions on pay within minutes,
  • provide hard evidence to assist local decision making,
  • provide a sound basis for setting market force supplements,
  • support Job Evaluation and review processes,
  • inform thinking on corporate restructures,
  • respond to pay challenges with accurate and relevant information,
  • protect against equal pay claims, and
  • access hundreds of generic job roles templates for whole job families.

"Epaycheck data will be extremely useful in providing detail to counter the assertions about local government pay that are made frequently in the national press; also in national pay negotiations allowing us to track the effects of pay changes on key job families. In this regard, Epaycheck is fully compatible with the LGA's national earnings survey which looks at a wider range of jobs in much less detail. I would encourage any councils that have yet to sign up to Epaycheck, to do so."

Jon Sutcliffe, LGA Workforce Policy and Strategy Team. Read more.

"The data acquired was most helpful in allowing me to benchmark ourselves in comparison to other local authorities within the region. This, along with other qualitative and quantitative data, will enable me to produce a more meaningful Strategy for my organisation."

North West Unitary


Windows XP no longer supported

Epaycheck users are advised that with effect from 1 April 2015 the service will not be accessible from a Windows XP platform. If you are affected by this change please contact your Regional Administrator for more information.

Social Work Pay, Recruitment and Retention

Epaycheck report 2014

In October 2014 we published the first detailed Epaycheck data report which focuses on Social Work pay.

Download a copy of this report

Free trial period

Epaycheck has over 200 participating councils providing and sharing data. If you are not currently part of the Epaycheck community you could be able to access a free trial. To find out more contact your Regional Administrator

Targeting Chief Officer Pay

The next Epaycheck Data Report will be on Chief Officer Pay. Data is currently being analysed so watch this space for your free downloadable copy when available.

Did you know?

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Analysis of social work pay indicates that no ‘lease car allowances’ are being paid to social worker roles.

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Epaycheck is delivered through a network of regional employer organisations

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