London Councils provides the London Regional Employers' Organisation which is one of the eleven regional employers’ groups which represents the interests of local authorities as major employers across the United Kingdom.
Background Key Facts and issues:
- The total headcount of the 33 boroughs was under 88,000 as at 31 March 2016. The total headcount in 2011 was over 111,000; a reduction of over 21% in the last five years.
- The total annual basic pay (excluding on-costs) was provided by 31 boroughs totalling just under £2.4 billion at an average annual basic salary of some £32,400 (£32,600 in 2015).
Workers' average age was 45.8, with just 3.3% of workers aged 16-24 years.
The female to male ratio was roughly 62:38 with an average of 50% of the top 5% of earners being women (48% in 2015). The while to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) ratio was 62:38 with an average of 15% of the top 5% of earners being BAME (unchanged since 2015).
- Support to national and regional employers which includes acting as the Employers’ Side Secretary of the Greater London Provincial Council and the Greater London Employment Forum, providing a mediation service to support the resolution of local and regional disputes,
- Advice to London authorities on local pay and employment practices (the London Agreement); which includes maintenance of and training for the Greater London Provincial Council Job Evaluation Scheme owned and sold under license by London Councils.
- Promotion of employment practices which support improvement and efficiency in public service delivery in London.
Read an introduction to the Greater London Provicial Council (GLPC) and Greater London Employment Forum (GLEF) - attached.
HR Policies and Procedures
Model policies and procedures for use for London borough employees. Find out more and get access.
You are unable to view the policies unless you have registered (please note that you have to work for London Borough to be authorised access). If you have any queries please contact Debbie Williams.
Networks currently supported by the Regional Employers' Office:
- Heads of Human Resources
- Pay and Reward
- Workforce Planning Group
- Education Personnel Network
- Recruitment Managers' Network
- Health & Safety Network
- Organisational Development Network