ALACE has submitted a response to the HM Treasury and HMRC consultation on implementing an increase in the normal pension age to 57 in April 2028.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Here you can read ALACE's response to the Treasury's consultation, which was approved by the AGM in July 2019, and the claim for judicial review submitted by Lawyers in Local Government and ALACE in November... Read More »
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.
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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 »
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 »
Members have been sent ALACE's draft response to the MHCLG consultation, which they can draw on in providing their own responses.
The Association has now issued a press release to set out its concerns... Read More »