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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

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 »

Oct 20

16

“Reforming local government exit pay”: MHCLG’s draft regulations

On 14 October, MHCLG made available to unions and other interested parties a copy of draft regulations which would implement the proposals published on 7 September, and on which consultation closes on 9 November. As with the draft impact analysis and guidance from the Government Actuary's Department, the draft regulations have not been published on the Ministry's website. ALACE is therefore... Read More »

Oct 20

8

ALACE responds to MHCLG consultation on “statutory underpin”

ALACE has responded to the Ministry's consultation on changes to the statutory underpin following Court rulings in the McCloud and Sargeant cases, that the transitional arrangements when public service pensions were reformed in 2014/5 were discriminatory on grounds of age. The response from ALACE supports the thrust of the proposals and makes relevant links to a forthcoming response to MHCLG's... Read More »

Oct 20

1

MHCLG shares technical documents in respect of exit payment regulations

On 30 September, only four hours before MPs voted to approve the exit payment regulations, MHCLG shared two draft technical documents in support of its consultation on changes to redundancy payments that councils may make, and to the local government pension scheme. ALACE is preparing a response to the MHCLG consultation, which ends on 9 November, and we expect to share it with ALACE members... Read More »

Sep 20

21

ALACE pressure makes Treasury release equalities impact assessment of exit payment cap

ALACE is pleased to announce that the Treasury has released the equalities impact assessment for the exit payment cap regulations. This has happened only because ALACE requested an internal review of the original decision to refuse to release the document in response to ALACE's freedom of information request. As the Treasury letter states, the assessment may have to change if the Government does... Read More »

Sep 20

21

EXIT CAP REGULATIONS – UPDATE 

The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 will be before the House of Lords on Wednesday for approval. There are deep concerns about the effect of these regulations as they could have a profound impact, not just on high earners, but also on long-serving staff earning well under £40,000 per annum.  ALACE has been working hard over several years to influence these proposals... Read More »

Sep 20

4

September 2020 update

This gives information about the 2020 pay deal and latest developments with the exit payment cap and related issues. You can see it in the member zone and need to log in to view... Read More »