13 February 2017
The LGA has appointed a new Head of Workforce, Selena Lansley.
7 December 2016
The LGA has published research on the potential impact of the National Living Wage in local government up to 2020.
12 October 2016
Find out the story behind the Walk Tall: Being a 21st Century Public servant e-book.
27 May 2016
The Local Government Workforce Survey 2014/15 provides information on key elements of the local government workforce.
28 July 2016
A framework for designing management roles and organisational structures to ensures the right people are in the right role at the right time.
The Timewise accreditation programme supports 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.
We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.
Our support is designed to:
- help councils develop a flexible and productive workforce
- ensure an affordable and flexible pay, reward and conditions system for local government
- work with different public sector employers to address the challenges and opportunities in the local workforce.
We have a key role in providing the main interface between employers and trade unions for consultation and negotiations on:
- workforce issues and advice; and
- social partnership.
The employment groups within our remit include:
- local government staff
- police and police support staff.
LGA working for local government
Working in consultation with, and on behalf of local authorities, regional employers and other stakeholders, we:
- represent local government employer interests on pay, pensions and employment issues to central government, government agencies, trades unions, and European institutions
- support the employers' sides of the national negotiating bodies
- provide advice and support for councils implementing national pay and conditions agreements
- offer technical advice, information and training on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and related matters
- deliver guidance and advice on employment issues including: employment law, sickness absence management, reward systems and structures, health and safety, age discrimination and the workforce implications of procurement.
Agreement with the Employers Network on Equality & Inclusion (enei) provides Equality and Inclusion support to LGA Members at a significantly discounted rate.
The Department of Health commissioned the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) to carry out a review of the adult social care workforce in England looking ahead to 2035.