BATJIC 2024/2025

The BATJIC 2024/25 wage rates will come into effect from Monday 17 June 2024. This year’s agreement is a one-year deal that has agreed a 4% wage rate increase and one extra day of holiday, and a 4% increase for daily fare and lodging allowance in line with January 2024’s figure for the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The BATJIC daily fare and lodging allowances are included on HMRC’s list of Working Rule Agreements and can therefore be paid tax free. 

Full details and all new wage rates applicable from 17 June 2024 and the full BATJIC Constitution and Working Rule Agreement 2024/25 are available to download below. Information sheets from the previous year can also be downloaded. 

What is BATJIC?

BATJIC (The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council) is an annually agreed voluntary wages and payment scheme negotiated between the FMB and UNITE the Union. Members may use the scheme in its entirety or as guidance and are not bound to follow it. We know many members choose to go beyond the agreed BATJIC rates.

Further information

Christmas shutdown period 2024-25

Under BATJIC Working Rule Agreement 4, seven of the 23 working days annual leave are attached to the Christmas holiday period, to be taken alongside the three public holidays. Holidays may be taken at times other than these by mutual agreement between the employer and employees. In Scotland the Christmas holiday period consists of four public holidays and six annual leave days.

BATJIC is recommending that the Christmas shutdown period 2024-25 commences at close on Friday 20 December 2024, with return to work on Monday 6 January 2025.

Scotland annual and public holidays

Full details on Scottish holidays in 2024/5 can be found on our website.


Pensions auto-enrolment rules: Under the Pensions Act 2008 employers are required to automatically enrol certain members of their workforce into a workplace pension scheme. For more information visit the pension regulator website. The minimum employer contribution under pensions auto-enrolment rules can be found here

BATJIC pension scheme

The BATJIC pension scheme was closed in 2012. It is now managed by Phoenix Life Limited. If you have any enquirers about a BATJIC Pension then please contact Phoenix Life Limited using the below:

  • Phone: 0345 600 6096
  • Write to them at: PO Box 1457, Peterborough, PE2 2WG.
  • Online contact form

Information sheets



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