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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.

Skills development

Developing employees’ skills and knowledge, in an innovative, high performance, multi-agency context.

Recruitment and retention

Taking action to: recruit and retain the right workforce; address key future occupational skill shortages; promote jobs and careers; identify, develop and motivate talent and address diversity issues.

Pay and reward

Implementing approaches to rewarding the workforce that truly motivate and help people throughout their careers and address productivity while helping to manage employment costs.

Policy advice

Sharp policy analysis, informed by the latest thinking in Whitehall and the broader public sector and led by the ambition and delivery capability of the council or combined authority.

Capability and capacity reviews

Assurance for Leaders and chief executives on whether their organisations have the skills and depth they need to deliver effectively and that their political and administrative structures will help them achieve their goals.

LGA Consultancy: policy

We can offer you specific advice on a particular issue, informed by example elsewhere in local government and by the latest thinking in central Government (with which we are in daily contact) about the future direction of policy.

The LGA Consultancy

The LGA Consultancy has been developed by the LGA to provide members with a ‘by the sector, for the sector’ consultancy offer.