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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers

Jul 21

28

ALACE RESPONDS TO PAY OFFER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHIEF EXECUTIVES

On 28 July, ALACE gave its initial response to the employers' offer of 1.5% for chief executives in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ALACE responds to pay offer of 1.5% for chief executives The trade union that represents chief executives has expressed disappointment about the pay offer for its members serving in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Ian Miller, Honorary Secretary,... Read More »

Jul 21

6

ALACE EXPANDS MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA TO INCLUDE ALL CHIEF OFFICERS

Following a decision at its annual general meeting on 30 June, ALACE has widened its membership criteria. All local government staff on chief officer terms and conditions are now among those eligible for membership. You can read more detail in the press release below. ALACE announces widening of membership criteria The trade union that represents chief executives and senior managers in... Read More »

Jul 21

5

ALACE RESPONDS TO DRAFT GUIDANCE ON SPECIAL SEVERANCE PAYMENTS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ALACE has given its initial response to the draft guidance on special severance payments that was published for consultation on 2 July. ALACE issued a press release on 5 July about the MHCLG's draft best value guidance. ALACE will respond to the consultation in due course. Tracey Lee, chairman of ALACE, said “Councils are already the most transparent organisations in the public sector... Read More »

Mar 21

26

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 »