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Reserve Funding for 2022 Pay Award and Recurring Impact: Nurses and Midwives 2021 Pay Award

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A decision made on 27 May 2022

Decision Reference:  MD-TR-2022-399


Subject: Reserve funding for 2022 Pay Award and recurring impact of Nurses and Midwives 2021 pay award


Report Title: Reserve funding for 2022 Pay Award and recurring impact of Nurses and Midwives 2021 pay award



The Minister approved an allocation of up to £16,371,702 to respective departments, from the ‘Reserve for Centrally Held Items – Pay Provision’.  This is to cover the budget allocation of the 2022 pay awards as well as the budget allocation in 2022 for the recurring cost of the Nurses and Midwives 2021 pay award (detailed in the written report).

Reason for Decision(s):

Article 15(3) of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2019 states that the approval by the States of a government plan authorises the Minister to direct how an approved appropriation for a reserve head of expenditure in the plan may be spent (including on another head of expenditure) in the first financial year covered by the plan.                                                                                                   The current Policy for Allocations from the Reserve (published as R.76/2022) sets the requirement for all allocations from Reserve for Centrally Held Items to be reviewed by the Investment Appraisal Team who will provide the Treasurer of the States sufficient information to allow him to reach a decision to recommend the funding.                                                                   This allocation has been reviewed by the Investment Appraisal Team and the Treasurer now recommends this to the Minister for Treasury and Resources for approval.

Resource Implications: The “Reserve for Centrally Held Items - Pay Provision” to decrease by up to £16,371,702 and the respective heads of expenditure detailed in the written report to increase by up to £16,371,702. This decision does not change the total amount of expenditure approved by the States in the Government Plan 2022-2025. The recurring impact of the consolidated element of these awards will be included in Government Plan 2023-2026.


Action Required: The Head of Financial Governance to advise the Head of Financial Planning and the Head of Finance Business Partnering for the respective Departments that this decision has been approved.




Signed By: Minister for Treasury and Resources

Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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