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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

Circular NJC 5/24 - maternity pay

Maternity Pay Provides the updated wording to the occupational maternity pay scheme within the Scheme of Conditions (Grey Book) as a result of the NJC pay agreement 2024.

National Procurement Strategy 2022

The National Procurement Strategy sets out local government’s ambitions and priorities for the next four years, focusing on the three core themes: leadership, behaving commercially and achieving community benefits.

Transforming public procurement

The rules governing public procurement are changing - the new Procurement Act introduces several key benefits which are due to go live on Monday 28 October 2024.