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NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC meet the minister for levelling up

NALC's chairperson, Cllr Sue Baxter, had an introductory meeting with the new minister for Levelling Up, The Union and Constitution, Neil O'Brien MP. The new minister's responsibilities were finally officially confirmed earlier in the week and include the levelling up white paper, Shared Prosperity Fund, county deals and devolution and high streets, towns and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 11:32 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Levelling Up, Pay Claim, SAAA, Website Accessibility

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Queen's Speech

The Queen's Speech was delivered in Parliament on 14 October, setting out the government's forthcoming legislative agenda. The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill was not among the list of bills announced, NALC will continue to press the government on this. There were welcome commitments, though, to publish bills on devolution, the environment and broadband, and NALC will also... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, PWLB, Public Works Loan Board, Queens speech, SAAA, website accessibility

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Toilets Bill

The Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 10 July. This is the legislation which will provide mandatory relief from business rates and save around £6m and safeguard 4000 public conveniences; as you know this has been one of our key campaigns. The Bill received cross-party support and Lord Bourne and Baroness Pinnock specifically... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR returns, Love Parks, NALC, NALC Assembly, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA, VE Day 75, growing local councils, local government audit, toilets bill

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

External audit non responses

Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) are now receiving management information returns from the audit suppliers – currently, their main concern is the number of authorities they have had no response from, this is higher than in previous years. At the end of last week there were over 700 authorities who had not responded at all.

All will now have received formal... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:35 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Brexit, External audits, GDPR, JIGG, Joint Information Governance Group, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA, community transport, data protection, rural buses

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

ICO statement on GDPR

· NALC are pleased to let you know that following lengthy discussions with relevant Government departments, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have issued a statement of reassurance setting out their views on the particular challenges facing the local council sector regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which NALC have very much welcomed. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:02 by Alison Robinson

Tags: External Audit, GDPR, Larger councils, Local Government pay scales, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

NALC and BHIB insurance brokers

· To celebrate NALC's strong relationship with BHIB Insurance Brokers, the NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter this week wrote an open letter to all local councils about their great commitment to the sector, tailored risk management offer, support to NALC as well as the new role as an Outreach Partner for the Aviva Community Fund.

Council tax levels for 2018-19

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Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:55 by Alison Robinson

Tags: LGA, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Neighbourhood planning, News, SAAA

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

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

Tags: GDPR, Local Government Pay Offer, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SAAA, Smaller Councils' Committee, lobby day

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

SAAA announcement of appointed auditors by county area 2017/18 - 2021/22

Following the successful procurement exercise, the SAAA has now uploaded the text of the appointed auditor announcement by County area onto the SAAA website at http://www.localaudits.co.uk/appts.html

Can I flag up the following so that we ensure that returns are made to correct auditors

"It is important to note that for the financial year 2016/17 there are no changes to your existing audit arrangements... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:44 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Audit, News, SAAA, Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments