Narey: Foster carers should be paid better
Foster carers should be ‘treated as professionals and properly remunerated,’ the leader of a government-commissioned sector stocktake has said.
Pay claims on hold till Budget
Local government employers will wait until chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget before responding to the trade unions’ 5% pay claim, The MJ understands.
From our home in central London’s highly-desirable Pimlico, Diary is not the sort of Marxist guttersnipe to begrudge outgoing Capita chief executive Andy Parker his £645,000 departure package (plus bonus and share options).
White Van Man on ... public sector pay rises
I may be no boffin but can someone tell me how you give pay rises without someone having to cough up for them?
‘Ease pay restraints or face retention crisis’
Councils could face a management-level recruitment and retention crisis unless public sector pay restraint is eased, a respected think-tank has warned.
Leader vows to end decade-old equal pay dispute
Glasgow City Council’s leader has promised to end ‘years of pay injustice’ at the council and settle the thousands of claims of mostly low-paid women workers.
Local authorities lending weight to staff pay rise calls
Councils are piling on the pressure to give local government staff a pay rise by backing trade union calls.
Corbyn promises to tackle housing crisis
Jeremy Corbyn has promised that the next Labour government would tackle the housing crisis during a speech at a rally in Milton Keynes.
Union slams suspension of backdated social care ‘sleep-in’ staff payments
Whitehall action to prop-up social care providers has been criticised by local government’s largest trade union.
Scale of overtime revealed by union
A third of social workers regularly work unpaid overtime in order to keep local authority services going, a new study by the GMB trade union has found.
Government acts after sleep-in back pay ruling
The Government has responded after a tribunal ruling granted sleep-in support workers up to six years of back pay.
Pressure mounts on 1% pay cap
Local government employers are contemplating a two-year pay offer as they battle to keep rises affordable, The MJ understands.
Declining pay is an issue for both staff and chiefs
It seems like another era when communities secretary Eric Pickles lambasted council chief executives for earning ‘more than the prime minister.’
Cook to fill in when Cadman leaves
Suffolk CC’s corporate director of health, wellbeing and children’s services will step into the role of chief executive when Deborah Cadman leaves in September.
Why 1% is not an option
Heather Wakefield argues it’s time for the Treasury to put its hands in its pockets for vital workers in schools and councils.
Juggling George Osborne’s ‘little present’ on pay
A disproportionate share of low-paid workers makes town hall employers more exposed to a hike in wage bills than other parts of the public sector, exacerbating pay talks pressures, writes Jonathan Werran.
White Man Van on ... the pay cap
Right, here’s a simple economics lesson. It’s all very well giving public sector workers more pay but someone’s got to fund it all.
Public sector pay cap remains in force
The Government has held firm in the face of pressure for it to ease-up on below inflation pay awards for public servants.
Bring back business rates retention plans, government urged
The chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), Lord Porter, has called on the Government to resurrect the dropped business rates retention scheme.
100% business rates retention legislation dropped
The Local Government Finance Bill has been dropped from the legislative programme, leaving plans for business rates retention in limbo.