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 645 (PDF) LGA member content

Advisory Bulletin 645 contains a case report on mobility clauses and unfair dismissal; details of the implementation of the Trade Union Act 2016 (key provisions of which come into force on 1 March 2017); increases in statutory redundancy and unfair dismissal compensation rates; increases to the National Minimum Wage rates; details of an LGA event, ‘Is the appraisal dead?', 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

Sign up to our monthly Workforce bulletin: login and signup.

March 2017 workforce podcast

Workforce news podcast
March 2016

We look in detail at the Government's new apprenticeship regulations and talk to the outgoing Head of Workforce, Sarah Messenger, about her new role.

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.