The LGA workforce subscription service is primarily intended for employers who mirror the pay awards, pay scales and or apply the terms and conditions that are negotiated nationally.
Taking out a subscription means that you will be kept up to date with the latest developments in these areas, as well as employment legislation and policy changes that could impact on your human resources (HR) practices. Our comprehensive service includes online resources and direct advice from our teams of industrial relations specialists, who have unrivalled knowledge in this field.
We have subscribers from all parts of the UK. The organisations fall into two very broad categories.
As a subscriber, you will join this network and share experiences with similar organisations facing the same challenges.
You will have access to the secure section of our website, which hosts the information that is most important to you on pay negotiations and each of the national agreements on terms and conditions.
You will be able to track the negotiations so you can better budget for staff costs in the next financial year, as well as be safe in the knowledge you are in possession of the most up-to-date information.
You will have access to direct advice on the national agreements. We will also provide advice on changes to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions document that come into force each year.
The LGA is a key stakeholder on employment-related policy issues and in developing employment legislation: in the case of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions document, we are the statutory employers' representative. You will also benefit from early warning on key issues that will affect you. You will be able to provide input which will be taken forward in national and European policy development.
Because we are a key stakeholder, the LGA has a team dedicated to understanding the latest developments in case law as well as legislative developments. This subscription will also inform you of these issues and how they will impact on your organisation. Getting the employment relationship wrong can cost money, and this subscription is an insurance to manage the risk of ending up in costly employment tribunals (which can cost up to £10,000).
We also provide the employers views on both the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Teachers' Pension Scheme – and you will receive the benefit of key developments if you apply either of these pension schemes.
Local Government Pension Scheme – on the current LGE site
Teachers' Pension Scheme – on the Teacher's Pensions Scheme website.
Finally, as a national employers' organisation, we carry out research on pay data in the local government sector. This may be relevant to you if, for example, you want to benchmark pay with similar jobs in your area.
The key benefits are outlined above – that you will be up to date with the developments arising from national negotiations and on developments in employment law and policy.
However, this subscription will make life easier – we will keep you informed of information that is produced nationally, including relevant information from HM Treasury, Department for Education, Department for Communities and Local Government – so you don't need to go looking for the information.
In addition, if you are in a unionised environment you will have access to employers advice and views which could be relevant to you.
The subscription covers the information that you will need on an ongoing basis. However, the LGA provides additional services which you may wish to access on occasion.
You will have discounted rates on consultancy services. If you have an HR projects that needs delivery and you do not have the capacity or capability in-house, contact us. We have expertise in your sector which may not be available elsewhere.
You will have discounted rates and priority access for events that we organise:
If you are interested in attending a non-workforce event, you should first contact a member of the subscription management team.
Finally, as a member of our subscriber network, if there are any other issues you think we could help with, why not give us a try?
We will be happy to give consideration to anything which would support our subscribers, for example, there may be other services you want to purchase and we could explore looking at getting preferential rates if there was enough interest from other subscribers.
We have a very simple payment structure:
£399 (+ VAT) for not-for-profit organisations and schools
£1,199 (+ VAT) for private sector organisation.
Telephone: 020 7664 3000
5 March 2013