Please note the maximum rate payable to an employee has been agreed to be increased to £10.50 per hour apart from in exceptional circumstances. If you want to discuss a wage increase for your PAs or if you require any amendment to terms and conditions templates please email the Direct Payments team on .

You can register to attend the Employ with Confidence Workshop on Tuesday the 22nd March 2022 from 10am – 11.30 hosted by Fish Insurance. The event will be online via Microsoft teams, support to access this can be provided. The workshop will cover important employment issues such as employment disputes and employment law updates, as well as a great opportunity to meet other employers and share experiences. If you would like to attend, please email to book a place.

Please also see our ‘PAM Assist Durham Council leaflet’ – download a copy here.