Jul 19, 2021
A series of “unpleasant, personally critical publications” by a blogger about a senior local government officer did not found a successful claim for harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 29, 2021
A judge has allowed an appeal from a community nurse who claimed unfair dismissal and indirect sex discrimination after being sacked for not agreeing to work weekends.
Jun 04, 2021
“Increasingly complex” disciplinary and grievance proceedings to result in almost £700k rise in estimated legal spend for council, finance director report says
The cost of external legal advice in ongoing disciplinary and grievance proceedings at Thanet District Council has risen from an initial spend of £40,000 to an estimated total cost of between £697,000 and £733,000, a report from the local authority's Director of Finance has revealed.
Jun 01, 2021
HM Treasury has issued guidance detailing the criteria that public sector employers should consider before proposing a “Special Severance Payment”.
May 26, 2021
Senior officers threaten defamation action against councillors over remarks at meeting on staff transfer
Two Bristol councillors have said they face defamation actions from senior council officers over remarks made at a meeting considering a staff reorganisation.
May 18, 2021
A new Core Code of Ethics for fire and rescue services (FRS) has been launched by the Local Government Association, the National Fire Chiefs Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
Apr 27, 2021
Civil servants union given green light for judicial review challenge over decision by Prime Minister that Home Secretary did not break Ministerial Code
The First Division Association has been given permission to bring a judicial review challenge over the Prime Minister’s decision that Home Secretary Priti Patel did not break the Ministerial Code in her treatment of civil servants.
Apr 21, 2021
Council leader defends his conduct after public interest report into pay-off of former chief executive
City of York Council’s Leader has been criticised in a public interest report by auditor Mazars over how former chief executive Mary Weastell came to receive a £377,118 pay off.
Apr 15, 2021
The Government has launched a five-week consultation on requiring care home providers, caring for older adults, to deploy only those workers who have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
Mar 23, 2021
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) will from this week offer voluntary on-site rapid testing at four courts to people who attend scheduled hearings and are not showing symptoms of COVID-19.