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. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region Sketrick House Jubilee Road Newtownards BT23 4YH
The National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region was set up over 25 years ago, after local councillors decided they needed a strong local body as well as belonging to the UK National Association of Councillors. The NAC is the only organisation directly run by councillors and we represent all of the 462 elected members in Northern Ireland. We consistently lobby on their behalf with local authorities, ministers, government departments and other relevant bodies. We have made major gains in councillors’ pay and conditions as a result of councillors acting collectively in their common interest. For example we have:  Increased councillors’ allowances  Speeded up payments  Achieved a councillors’ pension scheme  Achieved a Dependants’ Carers’ Allowance  Pushed for improved councillor training  Represented councillors’ interests during the local government reorganisation  Achieved the Independent Remuneration Panel and increased councillors’ allowances         for new councils  Achieved severance payments for councillors  Had councillors’ travel expenses exempted from tax and National Insurance  Given advice on making tax and expenses claims to HMRC NAC Aims and Objectives 1. To represent councillors’ rights, responsibilities, pay and conditions with local authorities, government departments and other relevant organisations. 2. To give advice to councillors on legal, taxation, electoral and other issues. 3. To provide a forum for councillors to voice opinions and concerns. 4. To provide a forum for councillors to exchange information and experience. 5. To respond to government consultations on matters affecting councillors. 6. To provide training courses and other professional support for councillors Click here to view or download the NAC Information Sheet

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National Association of Councillors  Northern Ireland Region                                            
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.
National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region Sketrick House Jubilee Road Newtownards BT23 4YH
The National Association of Councillors Northern Ireland Region was set up over 25 years ago, after local councillors decided they needed a strong local body as well as belonging to the UK National Association of Councillors. The NAC is the only organisation directly run by councillors and we represent all of the 462 elected members in Northern Ireland. We consistently lobby on their behalf with local authorities, ministers, government departments and other relevant bodies. We have made major gains in councillors’ pay and conditions as a result of councillors acting collectively in their common interest. For example we have:  Increased councillors’ allowances  Speeded up payments  Achieved a councillors’ pension scheme  Achieved a Dependants’ Carers’ Allowance  Pushed for improved councillor training  Represented councillors’ interests during the local government reorganisation  Achieved the Independent Remuneration Panel and increased councillors’ allowances         for new councils  Achieved severance payments for councillors  Had councillors’ travel expenses exempted from tax and National Insurance  Given advice on making tax and expenses claims to HMRC NAC Aims and Objectives 1. To represent councillors’ rights, responsibilities, pay and conditions with local authorities, government departments and other relevant organisations. 2. To give advice to councillors on legal, taxation, electoral and other issues. 3. To provide a forum for councillors to voice opinions and concerns. 4. To provide a forum for councillors to exchange information and experience. 5. To respond to government consultations on matters affecting councillors. 6. To provide training courses and other professional support for councillors Click here to view or download the NAC Information Sheet

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