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NOV
01

NALC study tour to visit Newport Pagnell Town Council

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is heading to Newport Pagnell Town Council in Buckinghamshire on 27 and 28 June 2023 for its first study tour since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OCT
31

NALC launches its latest online event on community engagement

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on local (parish and town) councils and community engagement, which takes place on 25 January 2023.

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OCT
28

NALC and SLCC meet to discuss partnership

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) met at NALC’s office in London on 21 October 2022 to discuss the partnership between the two organisations. 

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OCT
28

NALC highlights to the government the role local councils can have in net-zero

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) highlighted the role local (parish and town) councils could play in decarbonisation.

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OCT
28

A Co-operative Council response to the cost of living crisis – Stevenage Borough Council

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Author: Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE, chair of the Co-operative Councils' Innovation Network and leader of Stevenage Borough Council 


The United Kingdom is currently facing a cost of living crisis that is directly impacting all households and businesses up and down the country. 

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OCT
27

The Civility and Respect Project publishes a new model councillor-officer protocol

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The Civility and Respect Project publishes a new model councillor-officer protocol in partnership with Hoey Ainscough.

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OCT
27

NALC publishes its 2022 local council elections report

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on the 2022 local (parish and town) council elections.

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OCT
26

NALC keynote speaker becomes prime minister

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Rishi Sunak MP, a keynote speaker at a National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) annual conference and cover star of its former magazine, LCR, has been appointed as the new prime minister.

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OCT
26

Help NALC support White Ribbon Day

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On 25 November 2022, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will support White Ribbon Day, a day to work towards ending violence against women and girls.

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OCT
20

NALC releases extra tickets for its online event on local councils and communications strategies

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) released extra tickets to its sold-out online event on local councils and communications strategies on 26 October 2022.

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OCT
19

Levelling up minister to speak at NALC event

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Paul Scully MP will speak in person at the National Association of Local Councils' first-ever one-day hybrid event, Empowering Communities, in London on 7 November 2022.

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OCT
18

Cost-of-living crisis

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Author: Martin Buttle, better world lead at CCLA


With the highest rates of inflation in decades and a collapse in the pound's value, the UK is facing a cost-of-living crisis that will affect millions of working people across the UK.

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OCT
13

NALC announces the Star Council Awards 2022 winners

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Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has revealed the winners of its Star Council Awards 2022 at an online ceremony.

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OCT
03

NALC publishes the 2022 edition of Points of Light

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the 2022 edition of Points of Light, highlighting local (parish and town) councils' excellent work to support their communities.

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OCT
03

NALC to conduct a survey on its future event delivery

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will conduct a survey to collect feedback on how it should deliver its future events programme.

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SEP
28

The Civility and Respect Project releases a new video to encourage councils to take the pledge

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The Civility and Respect Project has released a new video to encourage local (parish and town) councils to sign up for its pledge.

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SEP
28

Contract Works Insurance

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


A new building or extension project sometimes takes months or even years to come to fruition. Designing, planning, funding, and arranging contractors to carry out the works are detailed and time-consuming tasks. By the time you are ready to start in earnest, what thought has been given to what could go wrong? Insurance is almost always one of the last things on people’s minds, and yet a carefully considered insurance programme surrounding the contract works can also take some time to compile.

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SEP
20

No ifs, no buts - CCLA assessment of the latest Bank of England rate decision

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Author: Rob Evans, senior portfolio manager at CCLA


The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to increase its Official Bank Rate by 0.50% to 1.75% - its highest rate since 2008. The Bank’s move was the biggest single increase since 1995, also marking the sixth consecutive rate hike since last December.

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SEP
13

NALC calls for dormant assets funding for residents of parished areas

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called for the government to channel some of the English portions of the dormant assets funding to parished areas.

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SEP
13

NALC supports licensing for short-term holiday lets 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called for the government to introduce licensing for all short-term holiday lets.

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SEP
09

NALC statement on council meetings and notice periods during the period of national mourning

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Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has provided the following information related to local (parish and town) council meetings and notice periods during the period of National Mourning.

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SEP
07

NALC launches its latest online event on community outreach

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on local (parish and town) councils and community outreach, which takes place on 14 December 2022.

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SEP
07

Government publishes the second report on rural proofing

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published its second report on rural proofing.

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SEP
05

NALC announces Star Council Awards 2022 online ceremony details

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that the Star Council Awards 2022 winners will be unveiled at an online ceremony on 13 October 2022 at noon (12 pm).

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SEP
02

NALC publishes an analysis of council tax levels of local precepting authorities

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its annual analysis of local precepting authorities' council tax levels, including local (parish and town) councils.

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AUG
31

The legacy of COVID-19 for people living with dementia and their families

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Author: Ian Sherriff BEM, academic partnership lead for dementia at the University of Plymouth Medical School Faculty of Health

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AUG
22

NALC attends government briefing sessions

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), along with the Local Government Association (LGA) and other local government bodies, attended briefing sessions with government officials to hear their plans and flag issues of concern and interest to the sector.

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AUG
18

Free 12-month Parish Online subscription with BHIB Councils Insurance

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BHIB Councils Insurance is now offering a free 12-month Parish Online subscription as part of their insurance package to all local (parish and town) councils who renew or place a new Local Councils insurance policy.

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AUG
18

NALC secures Arnold-Baker discount

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has secured a 20% discount for member local (parish and town) councils and county associations off the purchase price of the new 13th edition of Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration.

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AUG
16

NALC written questions in the House of Lords

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) receives answers to written questions submitted to the House of Lords.

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AUG
10

NALC, SLCC and OVW launch the Dignity at Work policy

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and One Voice Wales (OVW) have launched the Dignity at Work policy as part of the Civility and Respect Project.

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AUG
09

NALC, SLCC and OVW launch The Civility and Respect Pledge

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC), the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) and One Voice Wales (OVW) have launched The Civility and Respect Pledge as part of the Civility and Respect Project.

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AUG
08

NALC announces Star Council Awards 2022 sponsors

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has confirmed its headline and category sponsors for this year's Star Council Awards.

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AUG
05

Financial Times publishes NALC letter on resetting standards in public life

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Today, The Financial Times published the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) letter to the Conservative leadership candidates on resetting standards in public life.

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AUG
05

Updates from the Civility and Respect Project

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The August edition of the Civility and Respect newsletter is out now. It includes the Civility and Respect Pledge, a new Dignity at Work policy to replace the Bullying and Harassment policy, and an overview of the training programme.

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AUG
03

The Rural Coalition publishes questions for Conservative leadership candidates 

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In a letter sent to the Conservative leadership candidates, The Rural Coalition has called for proper and equitable treatment of rural issues in the debate about the country's future leadership.

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JUL
28

NALC responds to the government's review of community initiatives

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has responded to the government's rapid evidence review of community initiatives.

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JUL
25

NALC launches its latest online event on communication strategies

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on local (parish and town) councils and communication strategies, which takes place on 26 October 2022.

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JUL
21

Vote for your Council of the Year

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The National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Star Council Awards 2022 Council of the Year category will be decided by a public vote.

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JUL
20

NALC announces Star Council Awards 2022 finalists 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today announced who is in the running for the 2022 Star Council Awards.

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JUL
15

NALC seeks partners to deliver financial advisory services

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is seeking partners to deliver its financial advisory services.

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JUL
14

NALC publishes new civility and respect training programme

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Civility and Respect Project's training programme.

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JUN
27

NALC give evidence to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill Committee

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) gave oral evidence to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill Committee on 23 June 2022.

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JUN
20

Updates from the Civility and Respect Project

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the latest newsletter from the Civility and Respect Project.

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JUN
20

NALC adds a new event on working between the tiers to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on working between the tiers of local government to its calendar, which takes place on 28 September 2022.

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JUN
13

NALC publishes new survey on dementia-friendly councils

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new survey on dementia-friendly councils.

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JUN
08

NALC parliamentary briefing on Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has briefed Members of Parliament on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, setting out some of the key issues and implications for local (parish and town) councils and highlighting several concerns.

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MAY
27

NALC renews partnership with BHIB Councils Insurance

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has renewed its partnership with BHIB Councils Insurance in a three-year sponsorship deal running to 2024.

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MAY
25

Join NALC's first-ever hybrid conference

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will hold its first-ever hybrid conference later this year. Empowering Communities takes place on 7 November 2022 at America Square Conference Centre in London.

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MAY
20

New County Councils Network and Zoom report backs NALC call for remote meeting powers

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A new report by the County Councils Network (CCN) and Zoom has backed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls for councils to have the flexibility to hold remote meetings.

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