Workforce and HR support

We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.


Great people for growing places: a consultation on the strategy for the local government workforce

We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector. We are conducting a major consultation on our future priorities. Please take a moment to give us your views.

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Workforce support

Our support is designed to:

  • help councils develop a flexible and productive workforce
  • ensure an affordable and flexible pay, reward and conditions system for local government
  • work with different public sector employers to address the challenges and opportunities in the local workforce.

We have a key role in providing the main interface between employers and trade unions for consultation and negotiations on:

  • pay
  • pensions
  • workforce issues and advice; and
  • social partnership.

The employment groups within our remit include:

  • local government staff
  • teachers
  • firefighters
  • police and police support staff.

LGA working for local government

Working in consultation with and on behalf of local authorities, regional employers and other stakeholders, we:

  • represent local government employer interests on pay, pensions and employment issues to central government, government agencies, trades unions, and European institutions
  • support the employers' sides of the national negotiating bodies
  • provide advice and support for councils implementing national pay and conditions agreements
  • offer technical advice, information and training on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and related matters
  • deliver guidance and advice on employment issues including: employment law, sickness absence management, reward systems and structures, health and safety, age discrimination and the workforce implications of procurement.

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Events

Schools' workforce policy and employment law conference
London | June 2018

Schools' workforce policy and employment law conference
York | July 2018

Annual teachers’ pensions conference 2018
York | 11 October 2018

Annual teachers’ pensions conference 2018
London | 16 October 2018