New local government employers body

The Local Government Association (LGA) and Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (IDeA) have announced the results of the review of the Employers Organisation.

A new organisation, Local Government Employers, will offer a more focused approach to pay, pensions and workforce development, working closely with the LGA.

Chairman of the EO, Steve Bullock, said: “Local government employs more than two million people and spends £32bn on salaries alone.

“The new Local Government Employers will be more closely aligned to the needs of local authorities and stake holders, while working through effective partnerships to modernise approaches to pay and employment issues.”

Chairman of the IDeA, Ian Swithenbank, said: “As well as strengthening the work of the sector it will now be much clearer as to who does what for local authority improvement.

“The work of the IDeA regional associates will be joined by the regional skills and capacity advisers from the Employers Organisation, to offer a national resource.”

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