Sunday 17 December 2017

Regional Employers' Organisation

East Midlands Councils is the Regional Employers' Organisation for the East Midlands.  EMC supports local authorities with the implementation of national HR strategies, policies, conditions of service and national and European legislation.  East Midlands Councils provides a key link between national and European bodies and local authorities to support the local implementation of national conditions of service, legislation and other workforce initiatives.

Statutory Regional Employers' Organisation, activities include;

  • Resolving disputes - formal and informal
  • Supporting joint consultation
  • Representing the region's councils and their interests at national meetings
  • Hosting regional pay consultation meetings
  • Liaising and communicating with councils on pay negotiation developments
  • Providing an advice service to local authorities on terms and conditions and employment law
  • Supporting the LGA to develop guidance to local authorities
  • Responding to consultation on employment issues/legislation

For further information about any of these services or activities please contact Sam Maher, Sam.maher@emcouncils.gov.uk or call 01664 502 620.

Webinar for Local Government on IR35

in response to concerns that we have raised on behalf of councils, HMRC held a webinar for local government on IR35 which took place on 10th November 2017.  The webinar was presented by Mark Frampton, Policy Advisor at HMRC and covered:

  • Background
  • What were the changes to the legislation in April 2017?
  • What are the key things to look out for?
  • Myth-busting

To view the webinar please click on the following link: https://my.demio.com/recording/eSIgylJa

A copy of the slides can be found here .

Circular regarding List of Independent Investigators

Please find attached a circular from the JNC for Chief Executives of Local Authorities which sets out the arrangements for accessing independent investigators to assist with disciplinary matters relating to Chief Executives.

JNC Circ Indpt Investigators 24Apr17