NALC provide a national voice for local councils across England. We campaign on their behalf, raise awareness of their work and provide them with a range of services to support their needs.

We provide a number of services:

  • Campaigning –  lobby for the issues that are important to local councils and communicate those views to government and a range of influential organisations, in the private, charity and public sector.

  • Legal, accounts and audit advice – Written, telephone and digital advice from NALC’s well-experienced solicitors.

  • Publications – A quarterly magazine, LCR, fortnightly Direct Information Service (DIS), guides on being a good councillor, employer, finance and transparency, neighbourhood planning and a range of toolkits.

  • Conferences, events and training – NALC’s national events and training sessions are opportunities to bring our diverse membership together to learn about new or topical initiatives, and share ideas.

  • Publicity – Raise the profile of local councils and the sector beyond a regional level

  • Media – Guidance on how to deal with a media crises, how to deal with reporters and media outlets and writing a media policy.

  • Standards, awards and recognition – Opportunities all year round for local councils to take up the chance to celebrate and be recognised for achievements through the Local Council Award Scheme, Council Spotlight and Star Council Awards.