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Staff 2023/24 - Salary point

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Staff 2023/24

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Salary point

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Short nameSPOINT

This field records the salary point within the National Framework Pay Spine or Clinical Pay structures

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All contracts where Contract.TERMS is coded 1 or 2 and the salary for the contract is from a nationally negotiated pay spine.


The first character of this field must indicate which of the two salary spine scales is being used. If the JNCHES Pay Spine (previously referred to as Final Salary Spine) is being used then the first character must be 'F'. If the salary point is from the Clinical Spine then the first character must be 'C'.

The second and third characters of this field must show the salary point from within the pay spine indicated and any single digit salary points should be prefixed with a zero, for example F04, F18, C10.

This field should show the salary point as at the reference date or the end date off the contract if earlier.

Where part-time staff have a contract salary that is a fraction of a spine point, then that spine point should be returned. For example, a lecturer on 50% of point 04 on the Framework Pay Spine would be recorded as 'F04'.

Where higher education providers (HEPs) are using the JNCHES national pay spine but making local adjustments, (for example to consolidate London weighting) then both Contract.SALREF and Contract.SPOINT must be returned.

Quality rules
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Field length3
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SPOINT
Data type: SPOINTType

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