HR professionals who work in local authorities need to be aware of rules that are specific to their sector, in addition to generally applicable employment law and HR 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.
We round up our key content on employment law changes that come into effect in April 2017.
Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of more favourable terms in the private sector.
Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they have been nominated, following a judgment on 8 February at the Supreme Court.
With the Conservative Government determined to keep tight control of public sector pay for the rest of the Parliament, awards in the sector are set to remain subdued.
Additional information on Pay As You Earn for local authority employers, including the reform of the intermediaries legislation (IR35) on off-payroll working in the public sector.
The Government consults on proposals to reform the off-payroll working rules in the public sector.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to local authority employers.