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.


Latest updates

Managing the menopause at work

The LGA menopause guide discusses what councils can do to be ‘menopause friendly’ employers.  Our female dominated workforce has an average age of 40 and so a significant portion of our workers will be affected by the menopause while working. The Guide looks the ways councils can create workplaces where female workers and their managers are supported to discuss and consider ways to manage the impact of the menopause at work.

Chief executive and chief officer pay survey

This survey was conducted by the LGA’s Research and Information Team on behalf of the Workforce Team and collected information on occupation and levels of seniority, salaries, and workforce characteristics for all senior officers within the scope of the JNCs in councils in England and Wales.

Exit payments cap

On 10 April 2019, HM Treasury opened a consultation on draft regulations, Directions and guidance to implement the exit cap. The consultation will run for 12 weeks and closes on 3 July 2019. The LGA has responded ahead of the 3 July deadline:

LGA response to the exit payments cap

Executive summary of LGA response to the exit payments cap

Low pay commission

The LGA has submitted its response to the Low Pay Commission’s consultation on the National Living Wage (NLW) for 2020. The consultation also sees views on the approach to be taken after the NLW has reached its original planned benchmark of 60 per cent of median hourly earnings

Workforce focus

The primary aim of this document is to help senior HR professionals and their teams to develop local action plans for workforce improvement by providing facts and ideas.

Workforce events

Teachers’ pensions annual conference
York | 17 October 2019

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