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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

Mar 21

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March 2021 Budget – Lifetime Allowance frozen until 2026 at £1,073,100

The lifetime allowance is the total value which an individual can take from all their pension savings with the benefit of tax -free growth. The Government’s plan had been to increase this in line with inflation starting in 2016. Lifetime Allowance charges are calculated at retirement. A lifetime allowance charge is levied at 25% if the excess is drawn as a pension (also subject to income... Read More »

Mar 21

11

ALACE and LLG celebrate revocation of exit payment cap regulations

We have issued a joint press statement with Lawyers in Local Government. Local government bodies celebrate revocation of exit payment cap regulations LLG and ALACE have welcomed the revocation of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 on 19 March. This is a direct outcome of their judicial review claim seeking to have the regulations quashed. Other judicial review... Read More »

Mar 21

11

ALACE submits pay claim for chief executives for 2021

ALACE has submitted its pay claim for April 2021 onwards. The ALACE Council considered this issue in its meeting on 1 February and decided that, as in previous years, the claim should seek equality of treatment with the generality of local government staff. The claim relates to England, Wales and Northern Ireland: there are separate arrangements for negotiating chief executives' pay in... Read More »

Nov 20

9

MHCLG consultation on reforming LG exit pay – ALACE response

ALACE has responded to the MHCLG consultation on potential changes to the local government pension scheme in light of the Treasury's exit payment cap regulations. The consultation would also make other changes to exit pay in local government, including reducing discretionary compensation payments in the case of redundancy. ALACE's full response can be seen in the attached document. We will... Read More »

Oct 20

30

ALACE Scotland branch – officers for 2020/21

Following the ALACE Scotland AGM held on 30 October, the following office bearer appointments were confirmed: Cleland Sneddon, CEO South Lanarkshire Council                                  Chair Jim Savege, CEO Aberdeenshire Council                                                   Vice Chair Malcolm Burr, CEO Western Isles Council         ... Read More »

Oct 20

30

‘Early Bird’ New Membership Offer

ALACE membership usually starts in January each year but the full membership fee is payable whenever new members join throughout the year. We're currently offering membership cover for the remainder of 2020 at no extra cost. Our ‘early bird’ sign up offer means that if you join ALACE now, your membership starts  immediately but you don't pay any extra. You still have the choice of... Read More »