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.
Universal catch up premium & National Tutoring Programme – LGA Summary Fact Sheet: We have worked with colleagues at the Department for Education (DfE) to condense and set out the key facts and employment guidance in relation to the universal catch up premium (£650m) and the National Tutoring Programme (£350m). Providing brief descriptions on the different ‘catch up’ funding programmes available and sharing guidance to support schools wishing to employ Academic Mentors (AM’s) for this 2020/21 academic year.
Local government exit pay – The legislation implementing the £95k cap on exit payments came into force on 4 November 2020. The Guidance and Directions accompany the regulations and set out processes including the use of waivers. The Reform of Local Government Exit Payments page gathers all the information together and includes details of the MHCLG consultation on further reforms to local government exit pay and the LGA response
The LGA's guidance on the Job Retention Scheme is updated regularly
- LGA COVID-19 workforce survey summary reports are collated here. Councils can access their own and comparative data in LG Inform.
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 is now available.
- 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.
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.