We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.
We have the very latest information and advice for managing the local government workforce in relation to COVID-19.
We will update these pages regularly and also provide information via the Workforce Team twitter account on @LGAWorkforce.
Black History Month: the LGA is committed to supporting local government to celebrate and promote this diversity and for Black History Month we have two blogs to celebrate the event and to share the experiences of staff.
Local government exit pay – The legislation implementing the £95k cap on exit payments comes into force on 4 November 2020. We are still awaiting the Guidance and Directions that accompany the regulations and will set out processes including the use of discretionary waivers.
In addition the Government has opened a consultation seeking views on proposals for reforming exit payment terms for local government workers. The consultation closes on 9 November 2020. Alongside proposing changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme regulations in order to accommodate the £95k exit payment cap, the consultation also proposes a limit on cash severance payments in the sector for example by restricting the salary used for severance calculations to £80,000.
Clearly the amendments to the LGPS will not be in place when the £95k cap comes into force. We have urgently raised with HM Treasury and MHCLG the predicament in which this places local authorities.
NEOST response to the consultation on the Government’s response to the School Teachers’ Review Body’s 30th Report recommendations and the draft 2020 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document - September 2020
An update on school news and key reminders, 8 October 2020.
School teachers’ pay 2020/21 - The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the 2020 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) which comes into force on 14 October 2020 (backdated to 1 September).
Our new local government earnings and demography survey and workforce data infographic has just been published.
- Supporting employees on domestic abuse
- NEOST staff wellbeing guide for schools and trusts – information and guidance as well as signposting to other resources to best support the wellbeing of staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- LGA COVID-19 workforce survey summary reports are collated here. Councils can access their own and comparative data in LG Inform
- The LGA's guidance on the Job Retention Scheme is updated regularly as it is phased out at the end of October when it will be replaced by the Job Support Scheme
The Modification order
The primary significance of the Order is in relation to redundancy.
Responding to the COVID-19 recovery: building organisational development capacity in local government
The LGA and North West Employers are working together to support council’s OD professionals in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Timewise Councils Initiative
Supporting organisations to drive cultural change and best practice on flexible working, as a way to retain and attract the best talent, and maximise their performance.