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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

Apr 19

10

£95K CAP (2) – ALACE PRESS RELEASE

ALACE has issued an immediate statement to draw attention to some of our concerns. To read it, click here. The ALACE Council meets in early June to consider a full response; and, if any member wishes to help contribute to that, they should contact Ian Miller, the Honorary Secretary, at... Read More »

Apr 19

10

£95k CAP (1) – DRAFT REGULATIONS PUBLISHED

The Treasury has today (10 April) published draft regulations, draft guidance and draft directions in respect of the £95k cap on exit payments. We will provide a full briefing to members by email tomorrow. Consultation closes on 3 July and then any regulations have to be approved by Parliament so implementation is not imminent. ALACE will respond to the consultation and will be working with... Read More »

Mar 19

5

ALACE HELPS SECURE GOOD PAY DEAL FOR SCOTTISH STAFF

ALACE has played its part with a coalition of unions that has secured a pay deal worth up to 9.5% for staff of Scottish councils over three years (up to 8.5% for those earning more than £80k). The deal with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities was unveiled on 4 March after protracted negotiations with the unions and includes a 3.5% increase backdated to April 2018 - which will be a flat... Read More »

Feb 19

14

ALACE IN THE NEWS

ALACE's position statement about combining the roles of section 151 officer and chief executive has already started to receive coverage in the media. You can see the start of the MJ's on line story here and the full story is available at http://www.themj.co.uk (£). ALACE's press release on the topic can be seen here, and the full policy position... Read More »

Nov 18

4

BUDGET UPDATE

Sadly, the Chancellor didn’t act on ALACE’s representations and simplify the taxation system by scrapping the annual allowance. You can read more about what the Budget meant for taxation of pensions here.... Read More »

Jul 18

17

PAY DEAL AGREED FOR CHIEF OFFICERS

The JNC for Chief Officers which covers England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has agreed a 2% pay increase in April 2018 and in April 2019. This will be relevant to those ALACE members who are employed on JNC Chief Officer terms and conditions. For official letter, click here. The pay deal for members covered by Chief Officials terms and conditions in Scotland has not yet been agreed. The... Read More »

Jul 18

14

LGC ARTICLES ON WORKLOADS AND STRESS

Many thanks to ALACE members who took part in the recent LGC survey. With LGC's agreement, you can see the analysis and commentary including an article from our Chair, Tracey Lee, by clicking... Read More »