Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Tags: Policy committee

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

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

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

Tags: GDPR, International Women's Day, Lobby Day, LGA, events, Policy Committee, NPPF, National Planning Policy Framework, Data Protection, News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils

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

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Queen's Speech

·Last Wednesday the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament set out the Government's legislative agenda for the forthcoming session of this Parliament, with Bills relating to Brexit as expected dominating the programme. What was not included were several manifesto commitments or new measures to support further devolution or reintroduce the Local Government Finance Bill... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:19 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, LGA, Local Governenance Agency, Smaller Councils Committee, Policy Committee, Star Council Awards

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Policy Committee

·In advance of the draft minutes being available, highlights of the Policy Committee include: Cllr Rodney Jackson (Sussex) was elected as the new chairman and Cllr Gordon Thurston (ERNLLCA) the new vice chairman; councillors welcomed Christine Lalley (Oxfordshire), the county officers forum representative, who had joined the Committee; a review of the work programme and discussion... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Policy committee, Finance Bill, Local Audit, NALC, National Association for Local Councils