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Council employees’ pay offer announced

“Council employees have been offered a pay increase of £1,925 from 1 April 2022. For the lowest paid (currently earning £18,333 per annum), the offer equates to an increase of 10.5 per cent."

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LGA responds to NAO report on developing workforce skills for a strong economy

"Our own analysis shows there are about 49 national employment and skills related programme or services costing £20 billion. This investment should be used more effectively to provide more joined up support to reduce unemployment and inactivity, boost skills and meet employer needs."

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Employers respond to local government unions’ pay claim

"We will be consulting with councils during June to seek their views which will inform the National Employers’ response to the unions."

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Council employees’ improved pay offer announced

Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase

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Council employees’ pay offer announced

Council employees have been offered a pay increase of 1.50 per cent from 1 April 2021.

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LGA responds to latest unemployment and furlough figures

"Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 economic recovery options, including increased national investment to create jobs and help young people and adults secure them."