Standards

What does the law require councils to have in place to regulate standards? The Localism Act 2011 revoked on the 1st July 2012 the statutory…

Legal advice from ALDC

ALDC staff will offer political, tactical and strategic advice to our members. Whilst we have a working knowledge of election law and can offer basic…

Freedom of Information

What does Freedom of Information mean for councillors? There are two main issues which need to be considered when discussing the relationship between freedom of…

Data Protection

What is the Data Protection Act? The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is an important piece of legislation that ensures that any data that is…

Call-Ins

What is a call-in? A ‘Call in’ is a statutory process, introduced by the Local Government Act 2000, which enables a prescribed number of members…

Bankruptcy

The law in England and Wales on bankruptcy was changed by the Enterprise Act 2002 s.267(1), amending the Local Government Act 1972 s.80(1)(b). The changes…