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
INFORMATION
Following requests received from our Members we are now circulating and publishing details of the National Association of Councillors UK meetings and events.    For event queries or booking information please contact the NAC UK General Secretary directly:    Councillor Brian Nelson,  National Association of Councillors office  -0191 3789947  mobile -0779 1574879   email -  generalsecretary@nationalassociationofcouncillors.org   To see details of the upcoming NAC UK Meetings and Events please Click Here
NAC UK INFORMATION
At the NAC UK Conference in January 2019 a presentation was made on Phasing Out Single Use Plastics.  You can view the presentation by clicking on adjacent image
Universal Credit Advice NI made a presentation and prepared a Case Study Document for the National Association of Councillors NI in October 2018.  These documents cover many aspects of the scheme and highlight some of the problems that may be encountered by members of the public when making a claim.  This information should be useful for councillors when assisting constituents, within their local communities, with preparing applications and dealing with queries relating to these.  
AILG National Association of Councillors delegates met with the President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Co-Director Mr Tom Moylan of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) in August 2018. AILG provided information on the development of their operation and the training and benefits available to the 949 elected members that span their 32 local government councils. They also provided an insight to their views on the possible effect of Brexit.
GDPR Following the introduction of the new GDPR regulations on 28 May 2018 a presentation was made to the National Association of Councillors’ members by Belfast City Councils’ Information Governance Unit. This covered many aspects of the requirements under the new Data Protection and GDPR regulations. A summary of the Q & A session after the presentation is also available.  
Councillors’ Pension Scheme A presentation on the Local Government Pension Scheme NI was prepared and provided by NILGOSC for the National Association of Councillors.  It and other documents provided covered many aspects of the scheme which may be of interest to members whether they are already in the scheme or considering joining.
Councillors now exempt from paying GDPR Fees There has been a change in legislation in relation to the payment of Data Collection fees for Councillors.  From 1st April 2019, Elected Members are exempt from paying an annual fee unless they operate from business premises that have a CCTV camera. 
Councillors that are registered as a Data Collectors may receive, or have already received, a reminder to pay a renewal fee as these are being sent out by the ICO automatically, how-ever this reminder can be ignored as fees paid will not be reimbursed by the ICO, if you have set up a direct debit to pay your fee you should cancel this. See details below taken from the website of the Information Commissioners Office, you can access this information by following the following link : https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-fee/
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
INFORMATION
   NAC UK INFORMATION
Following requests received from our Members we are now circulating and publishing details of the National Association of Councillors UK meetings and events.    For event queries or booking information please contact the NAC UK General Secretary directly:    Councillor Brian Nelson,  National Association of Councillors office  -0191 3789947  mobile -0779 1574879   email -  generalsecretary@nationalassociationofcouncillors.org   To see details of the upcoming NAC UK Meetings and Events please Click Here
At the NAC UK Conference in January 2019 a presentation was made on Phasing Out Single Use Plastics.  You can view the presentation by clicking on above image
Universal Credit Advice NI made a presentation and prepared a Case Study Document for the National Association of Councillors NI in October 2018.  These documents cover many aspects of the scheme and highlight some of the problems that may be encountered by members of the public when making a claim.  This information should be useful for councillors when assisting constituents, within their local communities, with preparing applications and dealing with queries relating to these.  
AILG National Association of Councillors delegates met with the President, Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Co-Director Mr Tom Moylan of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG) in August 2018.  AILG provided information on the development of their operation and the training and benefits available to the 949 elected members that span their 32 local government councils. They also provided an insight to their views on the possible effect of Brexit.
GDPR Following the introduction of the new GDPR regulations on 28 May 2018 a presentation was made to the National Association of Councillors’ members by Belfast City Councils’ Information Governance Unit.  This covered many aspects of the requirements under the new Data Protection and GDPR regulations. A summary of the Q & A session after the presentation is also available.  
Councillors’ Pension Scheme A presentation on the Local Government Pension Scheme NI was prepared and provided by NILGOSC for the National Association of Councillors.  It and other documents provided covered many aspects of the scheme which may be of interest to members whether they are already in the scheme or considering joining.
Councillors now exempt from paying GDPR Fees There has been a change in legislation in relation to the payment of Data Collection fees for Councillors.  From 1st April 2019, Elected Members are exempt from paying an annual fee unless they operate from business premises that have a CCTV camera. Councillors that are registered as a Data Collectors may receive, or have already received, a reminder to pay a renewal fee as these are being sent out by the ICO automatically, how-ever this reminder can be ignored as fees paid will not be reimbursed by the ICO, if you have set up a direct debit to pay your fee you should cancel this. See details below taken from the website of the Information Commissioners Office, you can access this information by following the following link :  https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-fee/