NALC’s Larger Councils Committee agree councillor training should be mandatory
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Larger Councils Committee agreed that councillor training should be mandatory following the committee meeting on 28 February 2023.
The committee agreed that training should be mandatory for all councillors on standards of behaviour, good governance, and best practice. The committee also recommended county associations should be encouraged to roll out training for all newly elected councillors and training checklists should be factored into the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) and the Local Council Award Scheme.
The Larger Councils Committee, which represents the needs of larger councils, discussed mandatory training of councillors as part of the Policy Committee’s review of NALC’s policy on this issue.