Workforce and HR support

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.

Workforce news

LGA Workforce COVID-19 quick links

Green Book circularsstatements and circulars from the NJC for Local Government Services with particular reference to terms and conditions, home working and maintain social distancing for jobs that cannot be done from home.

Burgundy Book – statements and circulars for schools and councils to manage the workforce implications of closing schools and manage schools and staff that remain open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

COVID-19 Workforce FAQs – employment law focused frequently asked questions for England and Wales only.

Fire and Rescue Servicesstatements and circulars for changes to working agreements during COVID-19.

COVID-19, redeployment of staff and secondments – as COVID-19 impacts on the number of staff able to work, care providers will suffer shortages at different times and may look to other providers to share staff. Arrangements will differ according to local circumstances but one option is for staff to move on temporary secondment. The LGA has up-to-date advice on the use of secondments.