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

Placement Monitoring Officer

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Children and Families service is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity and England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Housing Inclusion Team Leader

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£36711 - £39774 per annum
The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Housing Inclusion & Support Service is on a mission to become one of the top service providers in housing support and England, London, Woolwich
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Business Support Assistant MASH & LAT

City of York Council
£18,865 to £20,013 per annum
There are 2 posts available which will primarily support work in Children’s Social Care. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Registration Technician x 2

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£20,903 - £24,491 per annum
Sandwell Registration Services are seeking to employ two suitable individuals to be part of their award-winning Bereavement Services team. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Local Engineer

Birmingham City Council
£27,741 - £34,728
The Senior Local Engineer role is to provide technical service at senior level to Local Engineering teams Birmingham, West Midlands
Recuriter: Birmingham City 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