National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Annual Conference held from 27 October 2015 to 28 October 2015, saw a direction for putting local (parish and town) councils and communities more in control of how their lives are run and public services delivered to them.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) minister, Marcus Jones MP told the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Annual Conference on 27 October 2015 that the Government has ambitious plans for a devolution revolution, which include Devolution Deals, but stressed that this not just for principal authorities. He said that parish councils have a key role to play and they should be speaking to their principal authorities about opportunities for further powers and functions to be devolved.
The Sector Led Body for Smaller Local Authority Audit (SLB) is seeking to appoint its first ever chair.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has demanded that the Government puts a halt to its closure plans of local courts.
The new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group wants very real devolution.