Network Rail Southern – Christmas & New Year Additional Shift Allowance 2023/24

Please see the message below fromĀ Cameron Burns, Strategic Commercial Director:

As in previous years, the rail industry has agreed a common position on additional shift allowance payments at Christmas and New Year for supply chain workers. We have again established a common position to apply to all our work this year and clarity on what additional payments will be made by Network Rail.

For 2023/24, we have made an amendment to the Shift Allowances per full shift undertaken within the qualifying period, outlining the value that will be payable to suppliers, to enable the payment of a premium shift allowance to the worker. The Shift Allowance payable to suppliers is the maximum payment permitted to suppliers, fully inclusive of all employer/employee NI and tax liabilities. This enables the supplier to calculate any employer tax/NI liabilities for each worker and make a payment to each worker to ensure the supplier remains cost neutral. You can see more information in this letter.

Kind Regards


This update is provided by the Southern Region.

For any queries, please email Network Rail Southern Supplier Enquiries here.