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Common contract terms: local authority

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Consultant author: Laurie Anstis


  • Most local authority staff are conditioned to the standard terms of contract that apply to employees generally in the UK. The templates for many of these are the local government national agreements. (See National conditions of service)
  • There are restrictions on chief executives and chief officers leaving an authority and being employed by contractors and similar organisations with which they may have negotiated when working for the authority. (See National conditions of service)