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NALC Legal Update

Welcome to the third legal update and the first of 2019

GDPR – commenting on planning applications

Planning applications often contain personal data (as defined by the GDPR/ Data Protection Act 2018). Processing personal data is necessary for the exercise of planning functions, but that does not include a blanket approach to publishing such data on the internet.

Decisions on what information is... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CIL, Committee on Standards in Publci Life, Ethical Standards, GAPTC, GDPR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Planning, Transparency, libraries

NALC poll shows support for single code of conduct

The majority of town and parish councils support the introduction of a single, mandatory code of conduct, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC).The research found 90% of those surveyed support the same code of conduct for all local authorities.

Nearly 70% would also like new powers to impose additional sanctions, with 60% saying current sanctions are... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, code of conduct, ethical standards, national training programme

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Policy Committee

· The Policy Committee met on Tuesday at the NALC offices, in advance of the draft minutes being available here are a few highlights: Cllr Rodney Jackson (West Sussex county association) was elected chairman and Cllr David Francis (Northumberland county association) vice chairman for 2018; the Committee considered and discussed draft proposals for their work programme for the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, ethical standards, government reshuffle, parish polls, policy committee