Local Government Services

Local Government Pay Negotiations 2020

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government – Letter to Trade Unions, 24 June 2020 – to access visit here.

National Joint Council for Local Government Services, Trade Union side – letter to MHCLG on 26 May 2020 - to access visit here.

Employers Circular Pay Updated 24.04.2020The below correspondence exchanged on 24 April 2020 between the unions and the employers’ sides of the negotiating bodies for Chief Officers and for Local Government Services (Green Book) employees relating to the respective final offer made by the Employers.

Employers to Chief Officers Pay 2020 - 24.04.2020 
Employers to Trade Unions - final pay offer 24.04.2020 
Trade Unions to Employers - final pay offer 21.04.2020
Trade Unions to Employers - final pay offer 20.04.2020

Employers Circular Pay Update 17.04.2020The attached letter below has been sent on behalf of the National Employers to the unions representing Green Book employees, in response to their letter of 17 April 2020. The attached circular sets out the details.

Employers Circular Pay Update 16.04.2020 - The National Employers have made a final pay offers to the unions representing the main NJC workforce, Craftworkers, Chief Executives and Chief Officers. The attached circular sets out the details.

Trade Union response - Attached is the response from UNISON, GMB and Unite to the pay offer made by the Employers.

Regional Consultation

The briefing paper and presentation/notes for the cancelled pay event are available here.

Pay Briefing presentation by Harry Honnor (LGA) here.

Review of Term-Time Working

Please find attached a circular that provides an update on the NJC’s review of Term-Time Only working (25.2.20)

National Agreement 'Green Book': Updated Edition March 2019

The ‘National Joint Council for local government services National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service’, commonly known as the ‘Green Book’ has now been updated from the existing 2018 version.

 The updated ‘Green Book’ now includes the recently agreed Part 4.12 guidance on Term-Time Only Employees. 

For ease of reference, updates can be seen in the ‘tracked version’ at pages 1, 3, 35, 92, 159 and 179-190.

The ‘Green Book’ is available online only. All employees with an email address ending “.gov.uk” can freely access it via the link below [NB: log in required]):


As with the previous updates, we have issued two versions; one showing all track changes, the other not. By making the ‘Green Book’ available online we can ensure that all future updates can be made quickly so that you will have the confidence of knowing that you have the most up to date version. We recommend that you also make the Agreement available to your employees by uploading it to your organisation’s intranet.

Green Book 13Mar19 tracked version

Green Book 13Mar19 untracked version

Job Evaluation

Updated NJC JE Guidance Notes - 3rd August 2020

The NJC’s Job Evaluation Technical Working Group (JETWG) has now completed its work on updating the scheme guidance notes (as advised in NJC circular dated 1 March 2019).  The Cover Letter Circular can be found here along with one copy showing all track changes here and one without track changes here. No changes have been made to the scheme’s factor level structure and associated weighting/scoring. 

The revised guidance will be incorporated into the next update of the Green Book which will be issued later this year. 

Finally, a reminder that the entire suite of NJC JE Scheme documentation, including model role profiles and technical notes, can be found at here.

NJC Job Evaluation Scheme: New Model Role Profiles June 2017

Please see below the latest batch of model role profiles for Commissioning, Family Support, Home Care, Public Health, Residential Care, Principal Social Worker and Support Time Recovery jobs.

Public Health and Social Health Care Profiles 21Jun17

The covering circular can be found here and new Tech Note 16 with advice on “Using Role Profiles to Implement Job Evaluation” can be found here .

The NJC JE Technical Working Group has produced (20.1.16)  the attached technical Note which the LGA have asked us to circulate to Councils. Tech Note 15 Market Supplements Jan16 (003)

National Car Allowance Rates

The final car mileage rates issued by the NJC can be found here.

The Employers now encourage local organisations to adopt the rates set by HMRC which can be found on the .gov.uk website here

2010 report of the technical advisers