NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:18 by Jake Atkinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.
The briefing includes updated pay scales in line with the 2004 national agreement for the sector.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:11 by Jake Atkinson
NALC has announced details for two events as part of the Rebuilding Communities online event series to help make communities greener.
The first event in partnership with The Woodland Trust, Leaders talk: Putting trees at the heart of your community, takes place on 8 September 2020. The event covers how local (parish and town) councils can provide sustainable wildlife habitats, tackle climate change... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:49 by Jake Atkinson
Bill Grimsey (formerly of Iceland and Wickes) will join NALC's online event, Leaders' talk: Building back stronger communities on 25 August 2020. Mr Grimsey will talk about his latest report Build, Back, Better, repairing the neglected social fabric of high streets, the need for a shift power away from government to local communities, and the importance of local leadership and the role parish and town... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:39 by Jake Atkinson
A new report exploring the devolution agenda has concluded that government should provide substantive powers and budgets to county authorities and unitary councils urgently, to give them the best possible chance to address the economic impact of Coronavirus.
Ahead of a renewed devolution drive by the government, expected to be outlined in its white paper on devolution and local recovery, the report,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:29 by Jake Atkinson
A reminder to member councils that our colleagues at NALC have pulled together resources produced by themselves, County Associations, Government, and a range of sector specialists/trade bodies on their Coronavirus Webpage.
It compiles a range of excellent guidance on things like council meetings, play areas, community buildings, etc., and supplements them with useful resources such as template risk... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:42 by Jake Atkinson
A number of national bodies with interests in play NALC (National Association of Local Councils), SLCC (the Society of Local Council Clerks), The Play Safety Forum (PSF), Association of Play Industries (API) & The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) met with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) last week to discuss the current government guidance. All involved... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:20 by Jake Atkinson
NALC needs your help to gather evidence on the financial impact of the coronavirus on local councils.
This information is vital to our representation to the government on the loss of income to local councils during these difficult times, and the need for a tailored financial support package for the local council sector.
The short survey includes questions on precept, staffing and income so it would be... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 08:11 by Jake Atkinson
Following NALC's prioritisation of the climate emergency and steps to tackle it, the LRALC Board has decided to make information and resources available to those member councils who wish to take practical steps.
Following the publication on our website of the Friends of the Earth Parish Councils guidance last year, we are now circulating a very useful toolkit developed for local councils in Somerset.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:16 by Jake Atkinson