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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

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 »

Aug 20

25

ALACE welcomes 2020 pay deal 

ALACE has welcomed the 2.75% increase for chief executives covered by the national terms and conditions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Details are in the circular and press statement attached. Other senior managers covered by chief officers' terms and conditions will also receive a 2.75% increase with effect from April 2020. The relevant circular is also attached. Chf Exec Pay... Read More »

Jun 20

30

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 »