The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to submit their nominations for the People's Award to mark today's official launch of Transport Planning Day 2019.
The Transport Planning Society (TPS) People's Award looks for the UK's best community-focused transport initiatives that have made a real difference to people's access to services, quality of... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 13:34 by Frances Webster
The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.
Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants. LGRC and NALC hope to attract at least 500 and up to 1000. Building on the 2016 event they hope to develop this into an annual festival for... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Jake Atkinson
In advance of the forthcoming local elections, NALC has updated and republished Legal Topic Note L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity which provides guidance on the pre-election (purdah) period. You can find this in the member's area of the website here (login required)
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Frances Webster
NALC's response to the 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation can be seen below. This covers the ongoing moratorium on "capping" for local councils, and reform of localisation of business rates to provide a share for local councils.
Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:23 by Jake Atkinson
LRALC wish to draw your attention to a letter from Rishi Sunak to local authorities regarding publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.
In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:45 by Jake Atkinson
The Committee on Standards in Public Life report on ethical standards in local government is being published today, and should be available on their website from 10.00.
A number of NALC colleagues will be at the report launch in Parliament. The Committee have also invited some county officers.
Yesterday NALC briefed the Management Board on the report's headlines and agreed a number of key messages which... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:59 by Jake Atkinson
Points of Light is a collection of case studies highlighting the work that local (parish and town) councils are undertaking to support their communities. Well done to Anstey, Syston, and Uppingham councils for their excellent work being highlighted in the publication.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:33 by Jake Atkinson
The Plunkett Foundation and NALC delivered a webinar on the theme of rural community business and how local councils in the East Midlands can support and promote rural community businesses moving forward.
We are sure that this will be of interest to a number of our member councils and their communities.
The presentation is copied below.
Posted: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:29 by admin
This morning Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of LRALC) and Justin Griggs (Head of Policy for NALC) gave evidence at the Leicestershire County Council (LCC) scrutiny panel which was convened to discuss the current LCC unitary council proposal.
LRALC and NALC attended to ensure that the voice of the local council sector was represented. Voluntary Action Leicestershire and Citizen's Advice Bureau also gave... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:58 by Jake Atkinson