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NALC Legal Update – October 2023

Including The Building Safety Act 2022, Can a Councillor who resigns before signing their declaration of acceptance be employed as Clerk? Councillors secretly filming meetings and more.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) To Be Illegal From November

The Home Office has announced that possession of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, will be illegal from 8 November. Repeat serious users of nitrous oxide could face up to two years in prison and dealers up to 14 years.

MPs Overturn House Of Lords On Remote Meetings

National ALC Chief Executive Jonathan Owen is bitterly disappointed to see the House of Commons vote to support a government motion to overturn the House of Lords amendment to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill on remote meetings.

£2,500 Grants Available For Community Tree Projects

Norfolk County Council in partnership with Busseys has launched a grant scheme to help local communities plant new trees and create greener and cleaner areas to live. The scheme is part of the council’s one million trees initiative and aims to support tree planting projects across the county and contribute to ambitious net-zero targets.


We have received lots of questions regarding pensions. Find out more with our Legal Topic Note.