Storm brewing over exit payment data demands
Government demands for details of senior staff pay-offs have been branded ‘particularly pernicious’ and unfairly aimed at local government.
Council chiefs ask for matched pay rise
Council chief executives have asked for the same pay rise as will be awarded to the rest of local government staff in 2021-22.
Split emerges as exit pay cap case approaches
Divisions have emerged between the Local Government Association (LGA) and groups challenging the exit pay cap.
High Court to hear four exit pay cap legal challenges
Another trade union has been granted permission to challenge the public sector exit pay cap at the High Court.
Exit pay cap judicial review hearing granted
A judicial review hearing into the public sector exit pay cap will take place in March.
Exit pay cap legal proceedings begin
Council workers face an anxious wait as legal proceedings have been formally launched against the Government over its exit pay cap.
Welsh may escape exit pay cap
Welsh workers could be spared from the Government’s strict public sector exit pay cap.
Government doubles down on exit pay cap
The Government has entrenched its position on its exit pay cap, raising the likelihood of a confrontation in the courts.
Unions pile on pressure over exit pay cap
More organisations are preparing legal action to challenge the Government's cap on public sector exit pay.
Legal action threatened over exit cap
Three local government groups have joined together to threaten a judicial review over the Government’s £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments.
Confusion as exit cap voted through
The public sector exit cap was last night voted through the House of Commons, sparking avoidable confusion.
Council workers warned of ‘assault on pensions’
Legislation making its way through Parliament could have dire consequences for the pensions of local government employees across the board, a union has warned.
Putting the spotlight on pension strain
Since the proposals for an exit payment cap of £95,000 emerged, ALACE has consistently argued that pension strain ‘should not be counted or should be counted in a fair way’, says Tracey Lee.
Officer complaints process 'counts for nothing', says ALACE
The new regime created to sort out allegations against senior council officers has been shown to ‘count for nothing,’ the trade union representing chief executives has claimed.
Chief executives demand same pay rise as employees
The trade union for council chief executives has demanded employers give them the same pay rise as other local government staff.
It's time for a radical rethink on exit payments
The Treasury's proposals for a cap on exit payments need a radical rethink - and ministers must also rapidly address a shopping list of more important issues for districts, says Ian Miller..
Breaking the non-disclosure habit?
Non-disclosure clauses in employment settlements are often being used by employers to cover up complaints of harassment and discrimination, says a select committee report. To what extent is this the case in local government? Ann McGauran reports
EXCLUSIVE: £95k exit cap regulations are 'lawyers' charter to print money'
Government regulations introducing a £95,000 cap on local government exit payments are a ‘lawyers’ charter to print money,’ the trade union representing the most senior managers in the sector is expected to tell Whitehall.
EXCLUSIVE: Six-figure salary jobs on the rise
The number of council job openings with six-figure salaries has risen in recent years, research by The MJ has found.
Union dilution warning over merging of roles
The union that represents senior local government managers has called for the independent roles of chief financial officer and chief executive to be kept separate.