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Salary scales for 2013

Staff paid on LSE / Higher Education scales

Most staff employed by the School are paid on the LSE Single Spine, implemented as part of the School's Pay Framework in 2006.

(Staff employed directly by LSE Enterprise Ltd, although paid through the School's payroll, are not paid on LSE scales.)

The LSE Single Spine is up-rated in line with the pay award agreed by the national Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff which consists of representatives from UCEA (Universities and Colleges Employers Association) and all the Higher Education unions (including the three unions which represent LSE staff - the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), UNISON and UNITE).

Although the national pay negotiations for 2013-14 between UCEA and the HE trade unions failed to reach an agreement over the national pay award, UCEA has advised Higher Education institutions to pay the employers final offer in December 2013.

For further information on the pay negotiations visit|

Compared with the August 2012 rates of pay, the award increases all annual salary amounts on the LSE spine by 1%. Staff will receive the increase, including arrears, in the December 2013 payroll.

A further pay award (yet to be negotiated) will be due from 1 August 2014. Until 2014 negotiations are concluded, the 1 August pay scales will continue to apply.

Former members of staff who have left the School's payroll before 1 December 2013 may apply for arrears for the period from 1 August 2013 to their last day of employment by sending an email to|.

The pay scales are available to view in PDF format.

Hourly Paid Research and Support Staff:

August increments

Salaried staff in Bands 1 to 8 and hourly-paid support and researchers receive automatic increments in August if they are below the standard maximum for their salary band.

For full details see increments|.

Pay queries

LSE staff with individual pay queries should contact the Pay Team in Human Resources at|.