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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Toilet Tax Bill enters Parliament

Legislation to end the toilet tax entered Parliament last week, which when enacted will save the sector millions of pounds. This has been a key campaign over the last few years to exempt local (parish and town) councils from paying business rates on toilets they own or manage. The snappily titled Non Domestic Rating (Public Conveniences) Bill received its First Reading... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, LCR interviews, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, case studies, nalc committees, national loneliness week, precepts, remembering Srebrenica, toilet tax bill

LCAS success

LCAS success

Congratulations to Quedgeley Town Council on achieving Quality Gold in the Local Council Award Scheme.

The assessment panel met with the council (staff and councillors) today and a tour of projects/services was provided.

This is a brilliant achievement and shows another local council working to an exemplar standard.

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:44 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Gloucester City, Governance and Accountability, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, compliance, quality

Star Councils 2019 - application deadline 28th June 2019

NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which we are running for the fifth successive year in 2019.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase how they have made a positive difference locally. They are the only awards in England to recognise the contribution local councils make to their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, star councils

Expo event 21st June in Droitwich

Events

The Expo is an opportunity to mix with key industry suppliers to the sector - on Friday 21 June in Worcestershire https://www.chateau-impney.com/ which looks like a really good event, an excellent opportunity for councillors, clerks and county associations to rub shoulders with others in the sector and to meet with nearly 30 suppliers and see what is happening in the wider world and available... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: EXPO, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, climate change, environment, exhibitors, industry suppliers, wellbeing

LCAS success

LCAS success

More Local Council Award Scheme success. This time for Newent Town Council who have achieved 'Quality' level with an excellent application.

Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 14:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: GAPTC, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, quality

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with housing minister

The NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and head of policy and communications, Justin Griggs, met the housing minister, Kit Malthouse MP, last week, primarily to discuss neighbourhood planning.

  • Sue welcomed his engagement with NALC and the Hampshire Association of Local Councils, in particular through Lobby Day, outlining the important role of local (parish and town) councils... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Historic England review, Housing, LCR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Neighnourhood Planning, News, VE Day 75

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Meeting with the local government minister

Funding was top of the agenda for the meeting the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, and Jonathon Owen had with the local government minister, Rishi Sunak MP, on 20 March. Here are a few key points.

  • Sue highlighted last week's National Assembly motion and expressed the strong concern about local (parish and town) councils not being eligible to apply for certain... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR, Annual Governance and Accountability Return, BHIB, EXPO, Local government minister meeting, NALC, NALC Assembly, News, The Great British Spring Clean

Councillor/candidate home address

A letter from Rishi Sunak MP (MHCLG) to local authorities has been drawn up regarding the publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates standing... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:29 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, News, elections

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Policy Committee

The NALC Policy Committee, which oversees the policy-making and campaigning work, met on 6 March, here are a few highlights in advance of the draft minutes being available:

  • An extensive discussion on the flexible and diverse funding theme of NALC's A prospectus for ultra-localism, with a particular focus on our policy on business rate reform, where it was agreed our submission to the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CIL, Community Infrastructure Levy, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, OS, Ordnance Survey, Policy committee