The Employment Relations Unit (ERU) provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of employment relations and practices. Our employment law and policy advisers keep authorities up-to-date on the human resources implications of new legislation and case law developments.

Our services are aimed at local authority needs.


Here is our summary of the main points raised in the consultation on the cap on public sector exit payments, along with our response submitted to the Government. FAQs on the implementation of the cap and its main points are also available.

Latest advisory bulletin

Advisory bulletin 643 (PDF) LGA member content

Advisory Bulletin 643 contains a case report on disciplinary processes, details of the draft legislation that will implement the changes to IR35, the tax and national insurance contributions treatment of termination payments, salary sacrifice and industrial action ballot thresholds for ‘important public services' and implement the gender pay gap reporting requirement for the private sector. There are also details of new whistleblowing legislation to protect applicants for children's social care posts and confirmation that the Government will implement the European General Data Protection Regulation, details of February's annual employment law update, plus the employment law timetable.


Employment law topics and e-guides

Guidance on a variety of employment law topics for local authorities and subscribers. Includes e-guides.

Frequently asked questions on employment relations topics

Employment relations FAQs

Some frequently asked questions in relation to new legislation and case law developments

Health and safety

Information and support needed to deliver the central government's health and safety strategy requirements.

How can we be more inclusive?

Access our guide on ways to be more inclusive and thereby improve business efficiency.

Local government health and safety strategy delivery framework

A strategy developed with the Health and Safety Executive recognising that everyone has a role to play in improving health and safety including employers, workers, contractors and trade unions.

Roadmap for change

This project provides tools and techniques for workforce problem solving to build emotional resilience in the workplace.

Social worker standards

These standards and framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively.

Advisory bulletins

on the LGA Workforce Library

Workforce bulletin

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November 2016 workforce podcast

Workforce news podcast
November 2016

We discuss the impact of the Government's changes to how we pay and tax employees in local government. 

ERU publications

A selection of ERU publications covering aspects of employment law, personnel and employee relations issues is available to purchase.

LGA workforce consultancy

Affordable, reliable consultancy delivering solutions that are tailor made for the local government services sector.