Take the Civility & Respect Pledge!

SLCC, NALC, and OVW believe now is the time to put civility and respect at the top of the agenda and start a culture change for the local council sector.

Signing up to the Pledge is one of the ways a council can demonstrate that it is committed to standing up to poor behaviour, and to demonstrate positive changes.

Council Finance

Financial Introduction to Local Council Administration (FILCA)

An introduction to council finance for England and Wales

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Midlands Training Seminar – 21 September

Visit your regional training seminar for topical, relevant and hands-on learning for the local council sector. Network with your fellow clerks, peruse the exhibitor zone, refresh your knowledge and return to your council with new skills.


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ILCA – The Essential Knowledge

Level 2, online course providing an introduction to the work of a local council, the clerk & its councillors

£120 + VAT

CiLCA gives you a broad knowledge of all the aspects of the clerk's work
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National Conference

Join us in-person or virtually to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SLCC at the National Conference!

This special event will take place on the exact date of SLCC’s inception, 2 and 3 November 2022, at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire (or virtually).

National Conference 2022
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Are you a New Clerk?

Get your FREE welcome pack containing information about your new clerking role and responsibilities – you don’t have to be an SLCC member.

Contact us with your name, council and address and we’ll send you a welcome pack.

Find out about the training initiative to support new clerks in their first 12 months of employment and attend a New Clerk Event webinar, packed with best-practice advice.

Find out when the next New Clerk webinar is by clicking here.

SLCC Membership

Become a member of the SLCC today. If you are a local council clerk, officer or you have a role or interest in local councils, we are the professional body for you. Representing clerks to over 5,000 councils in England and Wales, we provide the necessary training, advice and support you need to promote best practice within the sector.

Benefits of Joining

SLCC membership offers a wealth of services and benefits, take advantage of everything our membership has to offer:


Professional queries were answered by our team of Advisors in 2021


News bulletins were sent in 2021 featuring sector updates and developments


delegates attended SLCC virtual training in 2021


Of clerks renew their membership with us
SLCC resolved over 9356 advice queries from members in the last year


We offer a range of qualifications tailored to meet the needs of local council officers and others working with local councils in England and Wales.


Latest events

Keep up to date with the latest legislative changes, choose from a variety of training courses, webinars, events or Branch meetings in your local area.

Latest news

Read a selection of the latest news and information from the sector

Member advice & support

The SLCC advisory service delivers professional advice from experienced advisors by email, telephone or through the comprehensive, online advice library.

Advice Library

Over 600 advice documents listed under 90 different categories! Choose your advice: Advice Note – statement of fact or law, Guidance Notes – the process, Model Documents – adapt to suit your council

Talk to an Advisor

Seek professional advice from our team of advisors by telephone or email, 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

The SLCC advisory service delivers professional advice from experienced advisors by email, telephone or through the comprehensive, online advice library.


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