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.

Epaycheck is low cost and easy to use and is a powerful data tool so the LGA is encouraging all councils to participate to ensure the highest quality data.

We have listened to feedback from our subscribers and we are introducing some changes in 2018 that aim to reduce the burden of data provision; facilitate regional family groups for sharing data and generally improve the quality of our reporting.

An Epaycheck subscription offers a high value output at a low value 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 always get the data you want from your Epaycheck subscription service 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 generic job roles templates for a wide range of key job families within the sector.

"The LGA joined the Epaycheck partnership because of the importance of having clear, accessible, low-cost information on market pay rates for a range of critical jobs in local government. The Senior Pay Data Report has proved essential in discussions with Downing Street in the run-up to the Comprehensive Spending Review. The system relies on the participation of councils for data and we would urge existing subscribers to participate and make sure they keep local information up-to-date. Any councils that do not currently subscribe should think very seriously about doing so! Epaycheck is a great example of the local government family coming together to do things more effectively and at lower cost."

Head of Workforce, LGA.

"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


Senior Pay Report

In April 2018 we published a comprehensive 36-page report entitled Social Work: FACTS about Pay and Recruitment Difficulties in 2018. We are sure that this will be of huge value and interest to all those involved in social work pay, recruitment and retention.

Later in 2018 we plan to publish 2 further data reports. These will be a new report covering Planning, Building Control and Environmental Health and an updated report on Senior Pay.

Our Epaycheck data reports are available to Epaycheck subscribers who contribute their local data to this pay benchmarking service. If you would like to access these data reports then you need to join the Epaycheck community.

Want to join the Epaycheck Community?

Epaycheck has over 150 participating councils providing and sharing data and costs just £200 + VAT per year for a standard membership subscription.

If you are not currently part of the Epaycheck community community but would like to know more, contact your Regional Administrator.

Did you know?

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Epaycheck is a key data source for the Local Government Association who regularly use our reporting function to explore pay data and trends in the sector. This information is used by the LGA to inform pay negotiations and other aspects of their work on behalf of the sector. In 2018 they are encouraging all councils to become part of the Epaycheck community.

Epaycheck and GDPR

Epaycheck is an online pay benchmarking service that uses generic (not person-specific) data to attribute a pay grade to a job role. There is no personal data held in Epaycheck other than the business contact details for the staff of the service provider and service user and their information is used solely for the purposes of managing and delivering the Epaycheck service.

If you have a question about GDPR and your Epaycheck service contact your Regional Administrator.

Epaycheck is delivered through a network of regional employer organisations

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