JIB Handbook


The JIB Handbook is the definitive guide to employment matters for JIB members and their operatives. It contains guidance on issues relating to the National Working Rules, grading definitions, industry training schemes, the JIB Benefits Scheme and more detailed information on employment law and practice.

You can choose to download the whole handbook below, or just the relevant section you need:



Handbook Sections


To purchase a hard copy of the JIB Handbook please contact Lucy Hazelton on 01322 661 608 or by email

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Grades, Wages & Allowances

All grades, wages and allowances can be found within the various chapters of the JIB handbook which is downloadable on the left.

Key sections to look for are:

- Wages and Allowances: Section 2
(Highway Lighting - Section 5)

- Grading definitions: Section 4

Lodging Allowance

Since Monday 5th January 2015, Lodging Allowance has been £37.32 per night, with a revised retention payment up to a maximum of £12.28 per night (£85.96 per week). The weekend retention rate is £37.32 per night.

This represents an increase of 2.5%. The 2014 Lodging Allowance was £36.41 per night.

HMRC has agreed that Lodging Allowance and associated payments will be increased by 2% with effect from Monday 4th January 2016. The increases will be:

Lodging Allowance - £38.07 per night
Retention payment - up to a maximum of £12.53 per night (£87.71 per week)
Weekend retention - £38.07 per night