Councillor Family Friendly Leave

Where are we with Councillor Family Friendly Leave? In 2017 the Fawcett Society report ‘Women in Local Government’ recommended that councils should adopt family friendly and parental leave to attract a wider group to consider becoming a councillor and to retain...

LGS Pay Negotiations Update

At the recent South East Regional Pay Briefing, Harry Honnor presented an LGS Pay Negotiations Update about the Trade Unions’ pay claim for 2020 and sought input from councils in our region. The response from the South East echoed the message that Harry had received...

Case Law – Holiday Pay for Part-Time workers

The Harpur Trust v Brazel [2019] EWCA Civ 1402 Holiday pay calculation is the hot topic this year with Holiday Pay for Part-Time workers in the spotlight. Most cases have been on what elements of pay should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This case of...

Back claims for holiday pay ruling leads to uncertainty

There is new uncertainty for those dealing with back claims for holiday pay. The Northern Irish Court of Appeal has ruled that a series of unlawful deduction to wages claims was not broken by a gap of three months or more between deductions. Lord Justice Stephens has...

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