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MAR
22

New government discount scheme

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Author: Lucy Knight, customer care and communications specialist at Utility Aid   


On 9 January 2023, the government announced introducing a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS), which will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. This will replace the previous Energy Bills Relief Scheme that provided a discount to all eligible organisations (which ends on 31 March 2023).

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MAR
16

Women in parish and town councils

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Author: Amy Knox, project officer (gender), Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK)


On Wednesday evening, I was one of 150 women who joined the Parliament Project for the “Women in local (parish and town) council – What is it and can I do it?” workshop.

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MAR
09

Custom and self-build – the Right to Build Task Force shares the bigger picture

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Author: Duncan Hayes, marketing and communications manager at the Right to Build Task Force 


The government funds the Right to Build Task Force to support local authorities working to deliver custom and self-build homes. Find out more about the benefits of this route to delivery on the NALC-hosted event: Tackling the housing crisis the local way with custom and self-build homes on 15 March 2023.

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MAR
02

Supporting your local community for the King’s Coronation

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Author: Lee​ Cleaver, sales development account broker at BHIB Councils Insurance


With King Charles III’s Coronation set to take place on 6 May 2023 and a one-off bank holiday announced for 8 May 2023, we know that local (parish and town) councils will be key to bringing our local communities together to celebrate.

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FEB
23

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in Flitwick & Ampthill

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Author: Cllr Andy Snape, Town Mayor, Flitwick Town Council


Part of NALC's #MakeAChange campaign, NALC’s LGBTQ+ National Network was set up in June 2021, bringing LGBTQ+ councillors together to share ideas and inspire change in our local communities.

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FEB
16

Will your council join the nation in celebration?

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Author: Kate Groves, Marketing Manager, Eden Project Communities 


Following the recent announcement from Buckingham Palace, we are delighted to share that this year's Big Lunch will take place on 6-8 May, as part of the celebrations for the Coronation.

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