The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just announced the furlough scheme is being extended for an extra month, until the end of April 2021. Continue Reading Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021
Over the past few years Unconscious Bias has become part of the Diversity and Inclusion training offering. The idea is to highlight the potential we all have for making snap decisions about a person, that we aren’t even aware we’re making, based on our learned experiences and expectations. Continue Reading Unconscious bias training
The Electoral Commission has published guidance around polling station considerations for the 2021 May elections. Continue Reading Guidance for May 2021 elections
Meet VUCA (pronounced voo-ka) is an acronym for: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Continue Reading How Coaching can facilitate business transformation in a VUCA world – A practical guide
The LGA have been receiving many an email asking if the Government’s pay freeze/cap will apply in local government, and have kindly clarified the issue for us. Continue Reading Pay freeze/cap clarification for local government
Kantar, an independent research organisation is conducting research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) to help create a social mobility employer’s toolkit specific to the public sector. The aim of the toolkit is to provide organisations with the tools...
The implementation date for the exit pay cap has been confirmed as 4 November 2020. At the time or writing, we are still awaiting publication of the supporting Guidance and Directions which it is hoped will answer some of the questions the sector currently has...
During these uncertain times, it will be imperative that councils and councillors listen to feedback from the public. That’s why Council Overview and Scrutiny is so important.. Continue Reading Value of council overview and scrutiny in uncertain times
Last month the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Leeds office was fined for being in breach of health and safety law after an inspector found poor social distancing and an absence of other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue Reading Leeds DWP fined for not following social distancing rules
The following joint statement has been issued by Susan Clews (Chief Executive, Acas), Dame Carolyn Fairbairn (Director-General, CBI) and Frances O’Grady (General-Secretary, TUC), to help businesses and workers deal with the impact of possible redundancies. Continue Reading Joint Statement from Acas, CBI and TUC
The MoJ are consulting on raising the mandatory retirement age for judicial office holders – which includes coroners. Continue Reading MoJ consultation – raising the mandatory retirement age for judicial office holders
Unison members have voted 66% to accept the main NJC pay offer. Continue Reading National Pay deal agreed