Scottish Ministers are committed to firm and fair restraint of pay across the public sector in Scotland and they make the decisions on pay for most public sector staff in Scotland. Specifically, this is done through public sector pay policies.
The Public Sector Pay Policy for Staff Pay Remits covers the pay of the Scottish Government's core directorates and its associated departments, agencies, non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), public corporations and NHS Scotland Senior Managers (Grades A-C only).
The Public Sector Pay Policy for Senior Appointments covers remuneration proposals for Chief Executives (of NDPBs and public corporations); NHS Executives and Senior Managers (Grades D to I only); and the daily fees paid to chairs and members appointed by Scottish Ministers to public bodies.
Where UK pay review bodies operate, Scottish Ministers will make decisions in the light of these pay review bodies' recommendations.
Some public sector pay groups are not governed by the Scottish Government's Public Sector Pay Policies.
The Scottish Government has also submitted evidence to the independent UK pay review bodies which challenges the UK coalition government's economic case for regional pay.