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    Representation

    Promoting and developing the work of local councils at district, county and national levels.

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    Keeping you up-to-date with legislation and best practice.

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Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising parish and town councils of Suffolk, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England. Put simply, we are our members.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

Latest News

Local Government Pay Offer

Local Government Pay Offer

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:34 by Laura Sampson

Latest update from The National Association of Local Councils: The National Employers for Local Government Services has offered council employees a two-year pay increase from 2018. The majority of employees – those on salaries starting at £19,430 per annum – would receive an uplift of 2 per cent on 1 April 2018 and a further 2 per cent on 1 April 2019, with those on lower salaries receiving higher increases. The offer, which will affect around 1 million employees, also includes the introduction of a new national pay spine on 1 April 2019. The National Employers, who negotiate pay on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, made the offer to unions yesterday. Further details will be circulated once the negotiations are complete.

Latest news on Precept Referendums

Latest news on Precept Referendums

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:37 by Laura Sampson

At the National Association of Local Councils AGM, Sajid Javid MP, secretary of state, department of Communities and Local Government (CLG), local government minister, responded: "Your (local councils) role on the front line of local government has never been more important. You hold our communities together. The great strengths of local councils are that they are part of the community. It gives you a unique local insight. More »

"I want all principal authorities to pass down all monies due to local councils via the local council tax support grant. I am willing to look into introducing stronger guidance on this.

"At the moment I am not going to introduce referendum (council tax capping) principles for local councils as you have been fiscally responsible." » Less

Vacancies at Lowestoft Town Council

Vacancies at Lowestoft Town Council

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:07 by Laura Sampson

Lowestoft Town Council vacancies, please follow this link for further information.