EMC HR Bulletin and HR News

NJC Circular - Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 2022

The Government has announced that there will be an additional bank holiday to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The NJC has issued the circular below. NJC Circular - Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday 2022

Virtual Action Learning Sets – a case study

Over the last few months, we have experienced a rapid pace of change, affecting both our work and home environment. This change has required people to react, plan and do at a speed that can be both overwhelming and all-consuming. EMC has develop...

NJC Circular COVID-19: New National Restrictions (England) - 12 November 2020

The NJC has issued another COVID-19 circular, this time in relation to working arrangements during the current period of national restrictions in England, for people classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and Clinically V...

Exit Payment Regulations 2020 - Further Information from the LGA

On 1 November 2020 the LGA updated its webpage on exits following the publication of the Direction, Guidance and Equalities Impact Assessment accompanying the Exit Cap Regulations.  A link to the relevant webpage is provided here: https://...

EMC HR Bulletin, October 2020 Edition

The latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin is now available via this link: EMC HR Bulletin October 2020    The October Bulletin includes:-  Employment Law Expert Darren Newman and his regular article - Exit Pay continues...

Implementation of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payment Regulations 2020

A letter has been sent by Luke Hall MP (MHCLG) to all councils’ chief executives and administering authorities in respect of the implementation of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payment Regulations 2020 from 4 November 2020. The let...

LGA Draft Submission - MHCLG Consultation on Exit Reform

MHCLG is currently consulting on Local Government Exit Pay Reform and the consultation closes on 9th November 2020. Details of how to respond are in the consultation document and responses should be sent to LGExitPay@communities.gov.uk with the...

Exit Pay Cap Update

Exit Pay Cap Update

15 October 2020

The legislation to implement the £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector has completed the Parliamentary process and was signed into law last night meaning the regulations, and therefore the cap, c...

CEEP UK newsletters

CEEP UK newsletters

14 October 2020

CEEP UK’s newsletters provide an update on recent developments at European level on workforce matters and the most recent newsletters can be downloaded from the links below: CEEP Newsflash - 23 October 2020   CEEP News - 9...

Kickstart Scheme - Expressions of interest

As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people.  To access the scheme, an employer must provide 30 placements which is likely to be a...

Social Europe e-newsletter

Social Europe e-newsletter

09 October 2020

A new e-mail newsletter on employment, social affairs and equal opportunities has been launched by the European Commission.  The newsletter includes information about policy developments, funding opportunities, new publications and events....

Virtual Recruitment Assessment Centre

A case study on delivering a Virtual Assessment Centre for Recruitment In September 2020, EMC colleagues delivered a virtual recruitment assessment centre in partnership with an East Midlands local authority for 37 shortlisted candidates as par...