Support for Councils and Clerks

Flexible Working Act 2023 and Carers Leave Entitlement

Employees will have more rights to request a change to the number of hours they
work each week, as well as their start and finish times. It also includes the right to request home working. Plus employees who have caring responsibilities for a dependent will be able to request up to 4 weeks unpaid leave in a 12 month period.

Don’t Go It Alone And Heat Of The Moment Resignations

For over 50 years the Local Government Act 1972 (S101) has told Councils that individual Councillors cannot carry out functions of the Council on their own. Consequently, any employment procedure which requires an individual Elected Member to act on behalf of the Council or Committee is potentially unlawful. Also heat of the moment resignations can can open the door to claims of unfair dismissal. Find out more now.