Tags: Lobby Day
NALC statement to the government response on standards
The NALC chairperson, Cllr Keith Stevens, has set out in a statement his bitter disappointment at the long-awaited response by the government to the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) report on local government ethical standards. Keith was also quoted in this story by the Local Government Chronicle. Throughout the CSPL's original inquiry,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:09 by Alison Robinson
Every year NALC hosts a Lobby Day (this year on 2nd February), this normally takes place at the Houses of Parliament. This year it all took place remotely.
GAPTC wrote to our six MP's to invite them to meet us and highlight the three national priorities as follows:
At a local COVID-19 mitigation / local council funding
Local councils must be granted a share of COVID-19 mitigation funding for local government... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 12:53 by Alison Robinson
Every year NALC coordinate a Lobby Day, this usually entails councillor reps meeting the local MP's in the House of Commons.
This year it is taking place remotely, and whilst our local MP's might not be able to meet on 2nd February we hope they can find time in the coming weeks to convene a meeting.
Below is the information we have sent out: -
As part of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:25 by Alison Robinson
Meeting of chairman and vice chairmen
The NALC newly elected chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter (Worcestershire), vice-chairman (finance), Cllr Keith Stevens (East Sussex), and vice-chairman (member services), Cllr Mike Drew (Avon), met this week with the NALC Chief Officer and the corporate management team to map out the priorities for the next two years, and how they would work together as a team to promote... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:15 by Alison Robinson
· Tuesday's Lobby Day (supported by CCLA) was a huge success with the sector engaging with over 100 Parliamentarians throughout the day including local government minister Rishi Sunak MP and shadow secretary of state for communities and local government Andrew Gwynne MP, with GDPR the top issue on the agenda. You can read more about it in the news story and via the Twitter hashtag ... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:12 by Alison Robinson
Data Protection Bill and GDPR
· NALC's concerns over the impact of the Data Protection Bill and GDPR on local councils were picked up in Parliament last week as well as extensively in the media. Prior to last Monday's Second Reading of the Bill the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter wrote to secretary of state for digital, culture media and sport, Matt Hancock MP and NALC issued a press release.
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Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:25 by Alison Robinson
GDPR update and new NALC toolkit
· Many county associations and councils are already busy working towards and getting ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements and now NALC has produced the new GDPR toolkit, prepared by the law firm Winckworth Sherwood, it is available on the NALC website. Together with training and support provided by county associations, NALC's... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:53 by Alison Robinson
·In the week when we commemorate the Suffragettes – members of women's organisations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the "franchise", or the right to vote in public elections, to women – NALC were pleased that their National Assembly on Tuesday had a long debate about the need to promote diversity and encourage more people... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:05 by Alison Robinson
Learn about GDPR from the ICO
·If you want to find out more about how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact on the sector then make sure you're coming to the NALC conference next week! The Information Commissioner's Office will now be joining the line-up and giving a keynote speech at the NALC Making Local Economic Growth Work conference, given GDPR is such a hot topic at... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:12 by Alison Robinson