NALC works to provide a strong national voice and positively influence the external environment on behalf of the parish and town council sector, supported by our network of county associations and member councils.

One of the main ways that we do this is through our policy, political and parliamentary work, which provides a framework for policy determination, developing information and evidence on parish issues, and working to influence government and other decision makers.

Our areas of activity include:

  • Responding to government consultations

  • Briefing for debates and parliamentary questions

  • Influencing legislation

  • Giving written and oral evidence to parliamentary select committee inquiries

  • Developing NALC's relationships with parliamentarians, political parties and think tanks

  • Engagement at political party conferences

  • Holding roundtables and conducting research

  • Organising events which bring together parliamentarians and representatives from the parish sector including conferences and the APPG on Local Democracy