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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

Jun 20

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ALACE AGM 2020

The ALACE Annual General Meeting will be held at 12:45 on Wednesday 1 July 2020 via Microsoft Teams. We hope to achieve our highest ever attendance at an AGM! There are some vacancies to fill on ALACE Council and Tracey Lee or I would be very happy to talk to you in advance of the AGM if you’re interested in your name being put forward. We need to recruit a new Vice Chairman following... Read More »

Mar 20

17

Budget 2020 – Pension and Tax Changes

The Budget on 11 March announced changes to the annual allowance and lifetime allowance that will be relevant to many ALACE members. You can read a briefing note from our pension consultant, Pete Morris, by logging in to the members' area of the... Read More »

Sep 19

13

NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR PENSION SUPPORT

With effect from 1 September 2019, all pension support is payable at the current rate of £90/hour. The Annual General Meeting on 3 July 2019 agreed a recommendation from the Council to an important change to the terms and conditions of membership with respect to support on pension matters. With effect from 1 September 2019, all pension support is payable at the rate of £90/hour. This applies... Read More »

Sep 19

13

ALACE SUBMITS PAY CLAIM FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES

The ALACE Council met on 6 September and agreed the submission of a pay claim for 2020 onwards. In line with previous years, this seeks an offer for all those covered by the Joint Negotiating Committee for Chief Executives of Local Authorities which is the same as the generality of local government staff. The JNC applies to chief executives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - there are... Read More »

Jun 19

9

ALACE ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN HOURLY CHARGES

Members in their first 12 months of membership have to pay for the work done by consultants after they have used up their free allowance (which is 4 or 8 hours, depending on whether members joined for a year or two years). The hourly charge is linked to the fee that ALACE pays its consultants, which the ALACE Council on 6 June 2019 decided to increase with effect from 1 September 2019. To reflect... Read More »

Jun 19

7

ALACE ANNOUNCES ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ALACE's AGM will be held at 12.30pm for 1pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019 in the Granville Suite, Trouville Hotel, Priory Road, Bournemouth BH2 5DH. There will be significant items on the agenda relating to ALACE's future development, organisation and services that it offers, as well as a final chance to debate the proposed exit cap regulations (consultation closes on 3 July!). The hotel is very... Read More »

May 19

26

CLOSE ASSET MANAGEMENT (AM)/CLOSE BROTHERS SERVICES TO ALACE MEMBERS TO BE WITHDRAWN

As ALACE members will know, Close AM/Close Brothers have provided a 'Financial Planning and Investment Management Service' for individual members for the last 8 years. Last year they also introduced a new 'Annual Allowance (AA) and Tax Return Service' to help members calculate whether or not they had a tapered AA, whether they owed any AA tax charges and, if so, how much, and how to complete... Read More »