Wednesday 26 October 2016

Pay and Rewards in Local Government

East Midlands Councils represents the collective interests of local councils to national organisations and government.  We provide a communications link between the national employers, Local Government Employers, and authorities within the region.

This enables councils in the region to inform negotiations and developments at a national level with local government pay and conditions.

As part of our core service to authorities, we provide a network on pay and rewards, including job evaluation.  East Midlands Councils also provides pay benchmarking information and local authorities can benefit from an on-line pay benchmarking system – E Pay Check.  For further information, please see the following link [insert link to epaycheck website]

 We also provide a job evaluation and equal pay advice service on a consultancy basis. 

We ensure local councils are provided with information on developments at national level with negotiations and agreements reached on different groups of employees.  Click on the links below for the most recent circulars and developments for each group:-

The Enterprise Bill 2015

The Enterprise Bill passed through the House of Lords on 30 November 2015 at the report stage. The proposals within the Bill and draft Regulations will place a cap of £95,000 on exit payments within the public sector, including local government. Payments covered by the cap are extensive and include pension strain costs, therefore the Regulations would have a significant impact on the ability of councils to restructure (particularly through voluntary redundancies/early retirement) or to reach settlement agreements.

Public Sector Employments: Restrictions on Exit Payments (Enterprise Bill 2015) - Sam Maher, Director, HR & Councillor Development has circulated a briefing note in the form of a question and answer document that has been prepared by the LGA on the provisions within the Enterprise Bill to cap exit payments in the Public Sector, to access the briefing note visit here. Further detailed guidance is awaited, further information will be circulated once received. For further information contact Sam Maher.

LGA Advisory Bulletin - October 2015

Proposed Changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme

please follow this link for more information

NJC PAY CLAIM 2016 – 2017

This submission sets out the evidence in support of the headline NJC pay claim submitted by the Joint Trade Union Side (UNISON, GMB and UNITE) to the Local Government Association (LGA) on 3 June 2015.

NJC Pay Claim 2016-17 FINAL

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