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Welcome to the National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland We are the only body that represents, and is run by, all Northern Ireland’s local councillors. We work to improve councillors’ pay and conditions both to help them do their job more effectively and to reflect the hard work they put in to help their constituents.
028 9181 9413
naoc@btconnect.com
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland
The Department for Communities is proposing that councils have the option to pay for councillor broadband and mobile data costs. At the moment councillors are expected to pay for these items out of their basic allowance. This was another issue we raised with the Minister, and we welcome this change.
The NAC provides help with all individual problems relating to remuneration, tax, welfare benefits, expenses, elections, ethics and other issues affecting councillors.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Sketrick House, Jubilee Road, Newtownards BT23 4YH Phone/fax: 028 9181 9413 Email: naoc@btconnect.com
Councils may now pay for broadband
DCA carers – widened eligibility
If  you have any problem or query relating to your work as a councillor, if there is anything you think would make the job easier, if there is any help or support we could give you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
AgendaNi held a Conference on Local Government Reform at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, on Thursday 4th February 2016.
The Department for Communities is currently consulting on a broader definition of eligibility for paid carers under the Dependants’ Carers’ Allowance. Existing guidelines state that no family member is eligible to be a paid carer. New guidelines would permit as paid carer any family member who does not normally live in the household and is  not a parent/guardian of the dependent child. This means siblings, grandparents, non- resident children and other family members would become eligible. We raised this issue with the Minister when we met him recently.
Latest News – Code of Conduct Review The Department for Communities has released the Review Working Group’s recommendations for revising Part 3 and Part 8 of the councillors’ code of conduct. The Working Group has also made a number of recommendations about the code of conduct as a whole and how it is working, which take account of several points made in the NAC’s submission to the Working Group. A consultation on the Working Group’s report was announced in late December and ended on Tuesday February 28. Details of the report and consultation are available at https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/consultations The NAC’s submission to the consultation can be found here
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Welcome to the National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland We are the only body that represents, and is run by, all Northern Ireland’s local councillors. We work to improve councillors’ pay and conditions both to help them do their job more effectively and to reflect the hard work they put in to help their constituents.
028 9181 9413
naoc@btconnect.com
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland
Councils may now pay for broadband The Department for Communities is proposing that councils have the option to pay for councillor broadband and mobile data costs. At the moment councillors are expected to pay for these items out of their basic allowance. This was another issue we raised with the Minister, and we welcome this change.
The NAC provides help with all individual problems relating to remuneration, tax, welfare benefits, expenses, elections, ethics and other issues affecting councillors.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Sketrick House, Jubilee Road, Newtownards BT23 4YH Phone/fax: 028 9181 9413 Email: naoc@btconnect.com
The Department for Communities is currently consulting on a broader definition of eligibility for paid carers under the Dependants’ Carers’ Allowance. Existing guidelines state that no family member is eligible to be a paid carer. New guidelines would permit as paid carer any family member who does not normally live in the household and is not a parent/guardian of the dependent child. This means siblings, grandparents, non-resident children and other family members would become eligible. We raised this issue with the Minister when we met him recently.
DCA carers – widened eligibility
If  you have any problem or query relating to your work as a councillor, if there is anything you think would make the job easier, if there is any help or support we could give you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
AgendaNi held a Conference on Local Government Reform at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, on Thursday 4th February 2016.
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Latest News
Latest News – Code of Conduct Review The Department for Communities has released the Review Working Group’s recommendations for revising Part 3 and Part 8 of the councillors’ code of conduct. The Working Group has also made a number of recommendations about the code of conduct as a whole and how it is working, which take account of several points made in the NAC’s submission to the Working Group. A consultation on the Working Group’s report was announced in late December and ended on Tuesday February 28. Details of the report and consultation are available at https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/consultations The NAC’s submission to the consultation can be found here