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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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MAY
20

Annual meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy held its annual general meeting on 17 May 2022 in parliament.

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MAY
17

NALC releases extra tickets for its online event on neighbourhood planning

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has released extra tickets to its sold-out online event on how to review neighbourhood planning policies on 29 June 2022.

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MAY
12

NALC issues survey on 2022 local elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has issued a survey to local (parish and town) councils, councillors and county associations on the local elections this year.

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MAY
06

Tell NALC your council's finance issues - fill in the sector survey!

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and its sector colleagues have recently issued a snapshot finance survey to gather lobbying evidence on the main financial issues for local (parish and town) councils and on direct funding.

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MAY
04

NALC releases extra tickets for its online event on climate change

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has released extra tickets to its sold-out online event on fighting climate change, which takes place on 25 May 2022.

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APR
28

NALC calls for sustainable land use in a new Lords inquiry

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has responded to a Lords inquiry into land use in England, urging the government for a sustainable approach to land use.

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APR
14

NALC releases a new video for its Make A Change campaign 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has released a new video starring viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, to help get more people involved in local (parish and town) councils.

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APR
05

NALC tells the government local councils should remain on park authorities

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has told the government that local (parish and town) councils on national park authority boards should be retained at their current levels.

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APR
04

The Financial Times big read: The hyperlocal governments entrusted with reviving the English state

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has made The Financial Times (FT) big read on local government, The hyperlocal governments entrusted with reviving the English state, available to read without an FT subscription.

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APR
04

NALC highlights parish power to Lords climate committee

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has highlighted the importance of local (parish and town) councils combating climate change.

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APR
01

The government publishes council tax levels for 2022/23 

MONEY

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published information on council tax levels set by councils in England for the financial year 2022/23.

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MAR
31

NALC publishes the 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide.

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MAR
31

Tell NALC what civility and respect mean to you 

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The Civility and Respect Project is creating a video to showcase what civility and respect mean in the local (parish and town) council sector.

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MAR
30

The Rural Coalition publishes its Levelling Up White Paper response

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The Rural Coalition, which includes the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), has responded to the government's Levelling Up White Paper.

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MAR
28

NALC teams up with the Rural Services Network to support market towns

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has teamed up with the Rural Services Network (RSN) on a networking initiative to support market towns in England.

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MAR
23

NALC Lobby Day calls on remote meetings, real action on standards and support on climate change

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Today's National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Lobby Day saw local (parish and town) councillors and county associations meet with MPs and parliamentarians from across England.

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MAR
21

NALC statement to the government's response on ethical standards

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has released a statement to the government's response to the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) report on local government ethical standards.

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MAR
21

NALC publishes new Make A Change resources for 2022 local elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a suite of resources to help the local (parish and town) council sector promote and encourage people to stand for this year's local elections.

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MAR
18

NALC renews call for law changes to ensure high standards of conduct in public life

RESPECT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has renewed its call on the government to change the law to ensure high standards of conduct in public life.

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MAR
08

NALC celebrates International Women's Day

WOMEN

Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) celebrates International Women's Day, a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. NALC commends the fantastic work women from across England in the local (parish and town) council sector are doing and the positive impact on communities.

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MAR
04

NALC publishes a new briefing on the national salary award

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new employment briefing on the national salary award for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

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MAR
01

NALC endorses a statement in support and solidarity with peers in Ukraine

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has joined the Local Government Association (LGA) in endorsing a statement from the political leadership of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), which strongly condemns the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

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MAR
01

NALC add a new neighbourhood planning event to its calendar

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on how to review neighbourhood planning policies to its calendar, which takes place on 29 June 2022.

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FEB
28

NALC launches Star Council Awards 2022

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced that it will be rerunning the Star Councils Awards this year to recognise the achievements of the local (parish and town) council sector.

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FEB
22

NALC calls on local councils to have a say on new parliamentary constituencies 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls on local (parish and town) councils to have their say on proposals for new parliamentary constituencies.

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FEB
17

Government director for levelling up to speak at NALC event

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Tom Walker, director of the government's Levelling Up Unit at the Cabinet Office, will speak at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) online event on levelling up the nation and our communities on 23 February 2022.

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FEB
15

Help NALC celebrate International Women's Day

WOMEN

On 8 March 2022, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will celebrate International Women's Day, a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.

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FEB
11

Updates from the Civility and Respect Project

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) can report that good progress is being made with the Civility and Respect Project.

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FEB
10

Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance appoints new chair

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The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) has appointed a new chair, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) representative, Derek Kemp.

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FEB
10

NALC makes online event recordings free

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has made online event recordings freely available on its website.

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FEB
07

Government confirms Section 137 expenditure limit for 2022/23

FINANCE

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for local (parish and town) councils in England for 2022/23 is £8.82 per elector.

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FEB
02

NALC responds to Levelling Up white paper

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Cllr Keith Stevens, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), has responded to the government's publication of the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper.

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FEB
02

Major inquiry highlights the urban-rural divide in accessing health and care 

RURAL

The conclusions of a three-year inquiry into rural health and care by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Rural Health and Care and the National Centre for Rural Health and Care (NCRHC) has been published.

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JAN
31

Calls for the government to legislate standards report recommendations

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Mark Garnier MP asked Kemi Badenoch MP, Minister for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government, to “confirm if and when the government will legislate to implement the recommendations”. Made in the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s Local government ethical standards report, published three years ago.

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JAN
27

Michael Gove MP supports remote meetings in House of Commons debate

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On 24 January 2022, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, supported calls to allow local (parish and town) councils to have remote meetings.

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JAN
26

Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen’s historic 70-year reign will occur throughout the UK and the Commonwealth as part of a year-long programme of events.

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JAN
25

NALC supports remote meeting petition

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is supporting a petition by the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) and Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) calling on the government and parliament to allow local (parish and town) councils to have the choice to meet remotely.

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JAN
24

NALC publishes new report on the 2021 local elections

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published its report on the 2021 local (parish and town) council elections.

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JAN
19

NALC creates new national network on the climate emergency

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has created a new network on climate emergencies.

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JAN
18

NALC launches new webpage on national networks

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new webpage dedicated to its national networks.

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JAN
17

New Year open letter

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I want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year and take the opportunity to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for everything you do for your community.

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JAN
14

NALC pushes the government for a multi-year deal on council tax capping

MONEY

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called the government to give local (parish and town) councils a multi-year exemption on council tax referendum principles.

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JAN
11

NALC responds to Business in the Community call for evidence 

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has called for local (parish and town) councils to access the same funding initiatives to support place-based working as principal authorities.

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DEC
24

NALC office closure

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) offices will be closed from 24 December 2021 and will reopen on 4 January 2022.

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DEC
16

NALC welcomes government plans not to extend council tax referendum

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has welcomed the government's plans not to extend council tax referendum principles to England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils.

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DEC
13

NALC opposes government burial proposals

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has opposed some of the government's proposals on burials in its consultation.

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DEC
08

NALC elects new chair

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Cllr Keith Stevens was elected as the new chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

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DEC
02

NALC chairs speech to the Future Communities 2021 online conference

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Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) gave a keynote speech at today's (2 December 2021) Future Communities 2021 online conference.

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NOV
29

NALC launches new suite of resources on young people

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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication.

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