Ministers have confirmed a new requirement for data on exit payments. All redundancy payments, pension fund strain costs and other special payments made in consequence of termination of employment or loss of office (but excluding payments on death or ill-health...
The government finally confirmed the 2021/22 target will remain the same as before – public bodies with a headcount of 250 employees or more on 31 March 2021 will need to create apprenticeship starts equivalent to 2.3% of their headcount between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. Continue Reading Apprenticeship – Public Sector Target for 2021/22 confirmed
We have an opportunity to promote councils to 2021 graduates by including information in a new resource Department of Eduction (DfE) are promoting to all graduates this year and they are keen to include information on local government. Continue Reading Promote your council to 2021 graduates
As you may be aware, earlier this month Microsoft announced that a number of its Exchange servers had been subject to sophisticated cyber-attacks. Continue Reading Cyber-security – guidance for Microsoft vulnerabilities exploitation
The pay claim received by National Employers from ALACE today. This seeks parity with any headline increase that might be agreed for the main bulk of local government staff covered by the ‘Green Book’ NJC. Continue Reading Chief Executive pay claim update
In all the years preceding this one we had run it as a two-day course at a venue London, however, due the pandemic we were forced to rethink. Since the start of the pandemic we have been committed to the safety of our users, and so the decision to hold the course virtually using Zoom was really the only option. Continue Reading Training via Zoom
The countdown is on to find our national shining stars Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2021! Find out how you can get involved. Continue Reading Local Government Apprentice of the Year 2021 – 22 April
The NJC unions (UNISON, GMB and Unite) have lodged pay and T&Cs claims for local government (‘Green Book’) staff for 2021 which seek: A substantial increase with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points Introduction of a homeworking allowance for all staff who...
The implementation of a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments, including employer contributions to pension costs, came into effect on 4 November last year. After an extensive review of the cap, which the LGA have repeatedly raised issues around, the Government...
After an extremely challenging year, DHSC is looking to ensure that the extraordinary efforts of the adult social care workforce are considered for this year’s honours. Continue Reading Adult Social Care Honours
In a recent survey* of 750 UK based employers 40% said that they would enforce employees getting the COVID vaccine. Many of them indicated they would do this by making it a contractual requirement and would consider dismissing an employee who refused to be vaccinated. Continue Reading Can you force employees to have the COVID vaccine?
A personal blog post about coping with lockdown III, the balancing act of work and home school. Continue Reading Lockdown III: striking a balance between working and schooling