Editor's message: If you are an HR professional working in a local authority, you need to keep on top of rules that are specific to your sector, in addition to generally applicable employment law and good practice. For example there are specific rules on the application of TUPE in the public sector, the calculation of continuity of service and regulation around certain senior posts.
Working in HR in a local authority also means working within the framework of nationally negotiated terms and conditions.
This page is where you will find the latest XpertHR content of particular relevance to local authority employers, including links to the local authority sector-specific sections of the Employment law manual.
Susie Munro, senior employment law editor
We analyse pay deals covering local authority employees for the period 2017-2018.
Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push to go digital and the role of HR in doing so.
Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed to end public sector outsourcing in the wake of the collapse of support services giant Carillion.
Updated to include information on Johnstone & Johnstone v Glasgow City Council, on the employment status of foster carers under the MTFC programme.
These tables summarise pay awards in the local government sector monitored by the XpertHR pay databank.
Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory in the Court of Session.
Updated to reflect that the new rules on off-payroll working in the public sector (known as IR35) are in force from 6 April 2017.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
We discuss the requirement for public-sector employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap information.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to local authority employers.