Who is entitled to London weighting?

Do companies have to offer London weighting?

In the private sector, London Weighting varies dramatically, but large employers generally recognise that it is necessary to add a supplement for those living in London, and for those having to fork out the exorbitant train fares when commuting into the city.

What is London weighting allowance 2021?

Due to the expense of living in London, NHS staff that live in central London are entitled to 20% uplift their pay. This is called NHS London Weighting. Staff working just outside London are entitled to a 15% uplift and those that work in the fringe zone of London are entitled to a 5% uplift.

Is London weighting included in salary?

Your London weighting allowance is added to your basic wage that forms your gross salary package which attracts income tax and is subject to national insurance deductions at current rates.

What is London weighting based on?

“London Weighting was originally based on a calculation of additional costs in London, but since the 1980s it has been used in a much more ad hoc way to try to recruit and retain selected staff. As a result, many modestly paid workers in London are unable to afford a basic standard of living.

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Can an employer remove London Weighting?

Removing London Weighting from an employee’s wage would technically represent a change in the terms and conditions of their contract, unless there’s a specific term allowing the employer to make such a change.

What is outer London weighting NHS?

High cost area supplements

Area Level (1 April 2021)
Inner London 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,608 and a maximum payment of £7,097
Outer London 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,898 and a maximum payment of £4,967

Do nurses get London weighting?

It is clear to see that London Weighting is actually being used in part as a recruitment and retention payment for nursing and AHP staff in the capital. In November 2000 the Prime Minister announced extra pay supplements for nurses and key NHS staff in areas of full or near-full employment.

Is London weighting pensionable?

I am entitled to London weighting payments; is this pensionable income? Yes, regardless of if you are whole time or part time.

How much is outer London weighting?

In research funded by the charity Trust for London, they showed that the London Weighting needs to be about £7,700 per year in Inner London and over £6,200 in Outer London to cover the additional minimum cost of living in the capital.