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14 May 2013
NALC and Local Councils to play key role in supporting community
Rory Stewart MP leads national campaign for parish financing
Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, led a national campaign for parish council financing in a packed - standing room only - meeting of the APPG for Local Democracy. In a meeting attended by over twenty MPs from all parties, Rory challenged the Local Government minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to make sure that local government reforms do not leave Parish Councils out in the cold.
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Also at the conference you will hear what he says about possible precept capping as well as the localisation of council tax support scheme; amongst other measures coming out of the Government. This will be a rare chance to put your views and thoughts to an influential cabinet minister and change policy direction to help in the day-to-day operation of your council.
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28 February 2013