Agenda for change pay deal: funding for 2018 to 2019

How DHSC is allocating additional funding to NHS and non-statutory non-NHS organisations employing existing and new staff on the Agenda for Change contract.


Agenda for Change pay deal: eligibility test

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The government has made an additional £800 million available to meet the costs of the Agenda for Change pay deal in 2018 to 2019.

The first document, ‘Agenda for Change pay deal: context and funding for 2018/19’, explains how the Department of Health and Social Care is allocating the additional £800 million between:

  • NHS providers
  • non-statutory non-NHS organisations
  • NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Commissioning Support Units
  • other arm’s length bodies

Non-statutory non-NHS organisations can check their eligibility for additional funding by completing the ‘Eligibility test’ form.

Published 13 July 2018
Last updated 27 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the following information: the Department of Health and Social Care is aiming to make allocations to all eligible organisations from the end of September. To meet this timeline non-statutory non-NHS organisations should complete and send applications by the end of August 2018.
  2. Detail of the funding line to record Agenda for Change (AfC) income against has been updated. NHS providers receiving AfC pay deal uplifts should record the AfC income in the Department of Health and Social Care row in the 'income from patient care activities (by source)' note.
  3. First published.