Tags: Referendum Principles

NALC CEO newsletter - highlighting 'Remote meetings' and 'no council tax referendum principles '

Remote meetings

Last week the NALC chair, Cllr Keith Stevens, attended a ministerial roundtable along with colleagues from the Local Government Association plus a ministerial webinar with council leaders. Issues covered the challenges facing councils in supporting the pandemic response, social care, provisional local government finance settlement and remote meetings. On remote meetings, ministers were... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 14:43 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, news, referendum principles, remote meetings

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Meeting with local government minister

· Last week the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter, policy adviser Andrew Tubb and Jonathon Owen had a meeting with local government minister, Marcus Jones MP to discuss parish precepts.

· The minister was updated on steps taken since December's welcome decision not to extend referendum principles, to encourage councils to be financially transparent, pro-actively... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: CiLCA, Diversity Commission, Executive Committee, IDB, Improvement and Development Board, LCAS, LCR, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Transparency, referendum principles, update

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Meetings with Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

·While it's obviously important for us to develop our relationship with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), of equal importance is extending our reach across government to forge links with other departments and this is among the objectives of our current advocacy work. So NALC are pleased to provide... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Bullying, Data Protection Regulations, Meetings with Government, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Referendum Principles, SAAA, SLCC, Scrutiny Panel

Precept raises - obtaining a Gloucestershire picture

Oxfordshire ALC had a meeting of its larger councils yesterday. There was a discussion about referendum principles.

In Oxfordshire, it appears that a good proportion of this year's increase will be due to two local factors – parishes funding children's centres which would otherwise have closed; and councils supporting local bus services.

Thame Town Council has estimated that less than 2% of its... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Precept, increase, referendum principles