Local government terms and conditions (Green book)

The National agreement on pay and conditions of service for local government services.


25 April 2022 - National Agreement ‘Green Book’

The ‘Green Book' has been updated and we have issued two versions below:

This agreement includes the full, current details of the National Joint Council (NJC) for local government services. Known as the Single Status Agreement, the Green Book covers the pay and conditions for 1.4 million local authority employees, ranging from architects to cleaners and lawyers to school meals staff. These agreements are also used to determine the pay and conditions of non-local authority staff.

The Green Book is available to download in full for local authorities and Employer Link subscribers. Individual staff in local authorities and subscriber organisations will need to register with the website in order to gain access.

Telephone: 020 7664 3000
Email: oss@local.gov.uk
Employer Link website