Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Published on 23 December 2020
Last updated on 22 January 2021
We are responsible for setting terms and conditions of employment for grades in local authorities. Salaries are set in line with central Government pay policy.
Local Authority Salary Scales
We are responsible for workforce planning for the local government sector, including monitoring of local government sector employment levels. For up-to-date numbers working in the local authority sector please follow this link to the Databank of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
This databank provides access to the following information from 1980 onwards:
The Minister is responsible for setting and declaring qualifications for employees in local authorities under Section 160 of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended),
When new or revised qualifications are declared, they will be made available to view and download.
Qualifications for Local Authority Employees
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