The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

May 24


ALACE briefs MPs on Local Government (Pay Accountability) Bill

ALACE does not consider this Bill to be necessary: it will add bureaucracy to the appointment process for senior officers for no perceptible benefit. The Bill had its Second Reading in the House of Commons in March and will be considered by the Commons General Committee on 22 May. The briefing note below has been provided to members of the Committee. If the Bill proceeds to the House of... Read More »

Feb 24


ALACE submits pay claim for chief executives

ALACE has submitted its pay claim for April 2024 onwards for chief executives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland covered by JNC terms and conditions. ALACE Scotland is involved in separate pay negotiations for members in Scotland. As has been the case for several years, ALACE is seeking equal treatment in terms of the percentage pay increase for local government staff on the top point of... Read More »

Feb 24


ALACE seeks applicants to act as pensions consultant

ALACE is seeking an experienced senior administrator in the local government pension scheme to commence work as soon as possible as its pensions consultant. This part-time role would suit someone who has recently retired or will be retiring soon. 20231024 Consultant-Role-Pensions... Read More »

Oct 23


Pension support service temporarily unavailable

ALACE regrets that the pension support service is temporarily unavailable, pending recruitment of a consultant to replace Pete Morris. ALACE extends thanks to Pete for the service he has provided over several years in supporting dozens of current and former members in considering issues relating to their pensions, and sends best wishes to him for the future. A further announcement will be... Read More »

Jul 23


ALACE provides further response on chief executive pay offer

ALACE has sent a further letter to the Employers' side which sets out the approach agreed at the AGM last month. We will keep members updated on progress. The JNC does not cover Scotland. ALACE Scotland is pressing COSLA to make an offer for 2023. 20230724 further letter on pay offer... Read More »

Jul 23



ALACE, the trade union solely for chief executives and senior managers in local government, has unveiled the names of two consultants who will be providing support to members on employment issues. Colin Everett, whose most recent role before retirement was as chief executive of Flintshire County Council, has started providing support for members in London, South West England including the... Read More »

May 23


ALACE responds to chief executives’ pay offer for April 2023

ALACE has responded to the offer of 3.5% for chief executives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We continue to press for equal treatment in percentage terms with staff at the top of the NJC scale (who have been offered 3.88%). The final position for NJC staff has yet to be resolved because the unions are balloting for industrial action. 20230531 response to pay offer... Read More »

Feb 23


ALACE responds to consultation on annual revaluation date in the Local Government Pension Scheme

ALACE has responded to the very brief consultation by DLUHC on changing the annual revaluation date from 1 April to 6 April. We support this change as it will minimise the risk of excessive annual allowance tax bills for ALACE members in respect of 2022-23. We have repeated our call for DLUHC to suspend the possibility of pension abatement in respect of pre-2014 service, to match arrangements... Read More »

Jan 23


ALACE submits pay claim for chief executives for 2023 onwards

Alace has submitted its pay claim for chief executives covered by the JNC in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We have not yet seen the pay claim submitted by GMB and Unison in respect of JNC chief officers. There are separate arrangements in Scotland and the pay settlement for 2022 is yet to be finally resolved. 20230131 pay claim 2023... Read More »