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Local Government

Local Authorities face increasing challenges to deliver services that are both efficient and represent genuine value to stakeholders. The push to explore shared services and other joint working initiatives creates tremendous opportunities for efficiency but also presents some real challenges, not least in the employment field. Our employment team has acted for a large number of Scottish local authorities in recent years, providing highly specialised advice in key areas such as:

  • outsourcing
  • TUPE
  • employee relations
  • misconduct
  • absence management
  • diversity
  • discrimination
  • equal pay

We have also provided tailor-made training packages for senior management in many of these areas.

In addition to employment, we can assist you with:

  • advice on EU procurement and state aid rules
  • shared services and outsourcing/private sector partnering
  • setting up arms' length companies, trusts and community interest companies
  • pension schemes
  • tax increment financing (TIFs)

Our Local Government clients include: Glasgow City Council, Falkirk Council, West Lothian Council, Perth & Kinross Council, Shetland Islands Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council, East Renfrewshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and South Ayrshire Council.

For further information please contact Amanda Jones.

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