Tags: smaller councils committee

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Spending Review

On 25 November, the chancellor of the exchequer delivered the Spending Review which sets the government's departmental budgets for 2021/22. The chancellor's statement included announcements and new investment on a range of issues of interest to local government including council finances, adult and children's social care, schools, housing and rough sleeping, building safety, infrastructure,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:33 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Comprehensive Spending Review, NALC, NALC Lobby Day 2021, NAO, National Audit Office, Smaller Councils Committee, Sustainability, Young people, media coverage, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Climate change event and new case studies publication

NALC started last week with an incredible sell-out online event on rebuilding sustainable communities, hearing from Peter Macfadyen, former mayor of Frome Town Council and member of Extinction Rebellion, Clara Goldsmith from The Climate Coalition, and Sandra Bell from the Friends of the Earth. Recurring themes of the event were collaboration and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 11:47 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Smaller Councils Committee; devolution and local government finance; parliamentary select committee; dementia friendly parishes; climate change event; NALC; news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Local council meetings

Last week NALC updated their dedicated Coronavirus webpage with a statement on local (parish and town) council meetings. Following the government announcement of further easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July, both NALC and the Society of Local Council Clerks are strongly advising local councils to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face-to-face contact. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Local council meetings, NALC, New Grimsey Report, Smaller Councils Committee, Tree Charter, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Section 137 limit for 2020-21

Last week the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) notified our sector that the appropriate sum for Section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2020-21 is £8.32 per elector – you can read more here.

NALC Smaller Councils Committee

NALC's Smaller Councils Committee met on... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:15 by Alison Robinson

Tags: National Assembly elections, National Association for Local Councils, News, S137, Section 137 limit 2020-21, community power, smaller councils committee

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Last chance to enter the NALC Star Council Awards

There's still a few hours left to enter NALC's Star Council Awards! There are five categories: clerk of the year, county association project of the year, young councillor of the year, councillor of the year, and Council of the Year. You have until 11:59 pm today (28 June) to get your entries in. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner at the NALC... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 16:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Cumbria Association summer conference, EXPO, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, SLCC, neighbourhood planning, smaller councils committee, star councils

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

National Assembly further information

·At last week's National Assembly the chairman of Policy Committee reported on two changes to NALC's role as 'selector' under the Sustainable Communities Act (SCA) where NALC act as the appeals body for rejected parish proposals, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; this would now be undertaken by the Committee itself rather... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:22 by Alison Robinson

Tags: ALCC, Collaborative working, NALC, National Assembly, National Association for Local Councils, News, consultation, smaller councils committee, trade union

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