Dan Peters 26 May 2020

LGA split over worker bonus

LGA split over worker bonus image

A cross-party agreement that the Local Government Association (LGA) would lobby for a coronavirus payment to staff was ditched after senior councillors blocked the move, The MJ can reveal.

Members of the LGA’s cross-party resources board had agreed to lobby the Government for cash to provide ‘special payments to staff as a result of COVID-19’ in a behind-closed-doors meeting.

Recommendations made by LGA boards are almost always nodded through by the executive advisory board, made up of the association’s most senior members.

But, in a rare move, Conservative and Lib Dem members of the executive advisory board are understood to have spoken out against the LGA calling for a one-off consolidated payment of up to £500, which would cost more than £320m.

For more on this exclusive story, visit The MJ (£).

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Ugobus Driver

Essex County Council
Up to £19579 per annum
Ugobus DriverPermanent, Part TimeUp to £19,579 per annum (full time equivalent)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

English & ESOL Tutor

Essex County Council
Up to £26801 per annum
English & ESOL TutorPermanent, Part TimeUp to £26,801.00 per annum (Full time equivalent)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

ESOL Tutor

Essex County Council
Up to £26801 per annum
ESOL TutorPermanent, Part TimeUp to £26,801 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)Location
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Adults Social Workers - Colchester

Essex County Council
£32065 - £43839 per annum
Adults Social Workers - ColchesterPermanent, Full Time£32,065 - £43,839 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Adult Social Workers - Basildon

Essex County Council
£32065 - £43839 per annum
Adult Social Workers - BasildonPermanent, Full Time£32,065 - £43,839 per annumLocation
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue