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Consultations

The Society responds to consultations as a national body but individual members are also encouraged to submit their own views or those of their councils.  Current consultations are listed below:

 
Consultation

Closing Date / Response

Referendum Principles for English Parishes

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) recently published the Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation which includes proposals regarding council tax referendum principles for local parish and town councils.

There are two important parts of the consultation affecting local councils: firstly the government is minded to extend referendum principles to a number of larger, higher spending local councils; secondly the paper states the government is aware that increases in precepts continue to concern local tax payers and is therefore prepared to consider extending referendums to ALL parishes.

It goes without saying this is a significant threat of council tax referenda principles being extended to our sector, hence the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) are working closely together on this important issue. It is in this spirit of co-operation that we are writing jointly to you asking you to help and support our advocacy as we cannot emphasise enough how vital it will be for councils, county associations and branches to play their part in our collective campaigning effort.


Click here to read more.
 

Click here to view SLCC's response.

Open consultation: Membership of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities

The Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) wants to know what you think about its proposal to increase the membership of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority by 3 members. It also wants to know what you think about leaving the membership of the Lake District National Park Authority unchanged.

Click here to read more on the Government website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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