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.
January 2021 blog: reflecting on the surge of graduate talent available to local government this year through the National Graduate Development Programme, and the role it can play as a catalyst for change in your organisation.
The Prime Minister announced on Monday 4 January 2021: Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until at least February half term. Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses. Early Years settings remain open. Special Schools remain open. For the full text, go to Education and young people and School teachers.
As councils respond to the new national lockdown, we remind you of our guidance issued previously in National Joint Council circulars which remains relevant, particularly those from March 2020. In addition, our COVID-19 employment law and workforce FAQs have been updated to reflect the new national circumstances.
A checklist for recruiting overseas teachers under the new immigration system from 1 January 2021 As we transition towards leaving the European Union on 31 December 2020 schools workforce colleagues may find this information helpful.
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.
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.