Title – London Weighting
FOI request reference: F0046931
Response sent: October 2016
Request & Response:
1. Are any Archives staff paid London Weighting? If so, is it calculated as a percentage of their salary, and what is the percentage? If it is not a percentage, how is it calculated?
2. How long has this calculation method been in use by the Archives?No. There are currently no members of staff at The National Archives paid London weighting.London weighting was consolidated into pay for staff at The National Archives in 1996 at a rate of £1,015. Any increases to pay since then were applied to the consolidated salaries and London weighting was no longer paid as a separate element.
3. Is the method used to calculate the London Weighting used by other government departments, or does the Archives employ a unique arrangement?
We do not hold information about how London weighting is currently paid by other government departments.
4. Has the London Weighting paid increased as wages have increased?
No, as we have not paid London weighting since 1996.
5. When was the amount paid as London Weighting last reviewed?
London weighting has not been reviewed by The National Archives since 1996.
6. Are there any plans to re-review the London Weighting paid? If so, in what time scale and who (job titles and Departments, not names) would likely be involved in such a review?
There are no such plans.
7. Does the London Weighting derive from a specific geographical area? Please define this area.
We do not hold information about how London weighting is currently derived as we no longer pay it.