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Welcome to the Nuclear Free Local Authorities website. We hope you find the information here useful.

In the following pages you will find details about the range of NFLA research, policy and legal work.

This work is designed to assist local government in meeting its commitment to sustainable development, environmental protection and public safety.

Latest News

20 July 2015 NFLA submission to NuGen's Sellafield Moorside new nuclear consultation argues that the project will result in adverse impact which outweigh the benefits and should be cancelled

7 July 2015 NFLA Scotland submission to the Scottish Government's radioactive waste policy is broadly supportive but is concerned around the ongoing transportation of spent fuel from Dounreay to Sellafield

6 July 2015 NFLA Scotland report shows how Scottish Councils are leading the way to develop a low carbon energy revolution

3 July 2015 NFLA ask where UK energy policy is going If Energy Department receives 90% of cuts to its staffing budget

30 June 2015 NFLA nuclear emergency planning briefing calls for greater openness and transparency. It questions whether the UK could cope with a Fukushima scale accident

25 June 2015 NFLA nuclear safety briefing argues European authorities have dodged key safety questions and not fully learnt the lessons of Fukushima

17 June 2015 Letter from NFLA Chair to the Secretary of State for Defence: Trident whistleblower claims and the safety and security of nuclear weapon road convoys

8 June 2015 With NFLA seminar hearing that Trident submarines are "a disaster waiting to happen" it calls for urgent answers from the Ministry of Defence, not the beginning of a new Cold War

2 June 2015 NFLA Scotland seminar to hear about serious allegations by Trident submarine whistleblower and other Trident replacement issues

Coming Events


For information on coming events contact the NFLA Secretary on 00 44 (0)161 234 3244.

Recent Events

NFLA Seminar in association with PNND, Nukewatch & CND Scotland: Post-UK election - how safe and secure are Trident submarines and should a like for like replacement programme take place?, Paisley, Friday 5 June 2015

Joint NFLA English Forum / Steering Committee seminar, Manchester Town Hall, 20 March 2015

NFLA All Ireland Forum Spring 2015 Meeting, Newry, 27 March 2015

Come to Welcome and Hear Mr Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Wylfa Power Station Gates / Anglesey Council Offices, Llangefni, 26 February 2015

What does the NFLA do?

NFLA Service Plan 2015

NFLA Monthly Newsletters

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 7, July 2015

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 6, June 2015

NFLA Newsletter Vol 7 Issue 5, May 2015

NFLA Annual Newsletter

NFLA Annual Newsletter 2014

NFLA 30th anniversary

NFLA 30th anniversary report of proceedings


Low Level Radiation Conference

Final report

New Nuclear Monitor Briefings

Issue 38 NFLA response to NuGeneration Ltd's Stage 1 Sellafield Moorside New Nuclear Power Station Consultation (July 2015)

Issue 37 Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, the UK's long-term nuclear strategy and Ireland's future energy mix debate (March 2015)

Issue 36 Consultation on the Horizon Nuclear (Hitachi - GE) pre-application proposal to build an ABWR new nuclear reactor at Wylfa, Anglesey (October 2014)

NFLA General Policy Briefings

NFLA Policy Briefing 135: Summary of NFLA Steering Committee, Manchester Town Hall, 19th June 2015, 6 July 2015

NFLA Policy Briefing 134: From the Global to the Local: Meeting climate and energy targets in Scottish Local Authorities and further afield, 30 June 2015

NFLA Policy Briefing 133: Fukushima update and its impact on UK & European nuclear emergency planning, 29 June 2015

Radioactive Waste Briefing

Issue 57 NFLA Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on an Implementation Strategy for Scotland's Policy on Higher Activity Radioactive Waste (July 2015)

Issue 56 UK Strategy for the Management of Solid Low Level Radioactive Waste from the Nuclear Industry Consultation (March 2015)

Issue 55 Committee on Radioactive Waste Management Triennial Review 2015 (March 2015)

Renewable Energy Alternatives to Nuclear Power & Council's role in Energy Policy

NFLA Policy Briefing 125: Development of Local Authority Energy Service Trusts / Companies - part of the answer to a new energy revolution?

NFLA Policy Briefing 115: Tackling climate change with a low carbon energy policy – the Scottish example

NFLA Policy Briefing 111: The Green Deal: Will it achieve the required cuts in carbon emissions and fuel poverty and what can local authorities do?

NFLA Policy Briefing 110: Fuel poverty, energy efficiency and the role of Local Authorities

NFLA Policy Briefing 106: Energy Scenarios 2020 – 2030: Alternatives to the UK Government’s gas / nuclear / renewable scenarios - a look at the potential of non-wind renewables coming to the fore

Associated groups

NFLA co-operate with Mayors for Peace on nuclear weapons non-proliferation issues

NFLA co-operate with KIMO International on nuclear issues and marine pollution

The NFLA are the UK & Ireland partner for Cities for a Nuclear Free Europe.

NFLA is a supporting organisation of the UK branch of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN-UK).

NFLA is also a supporting organisation of the Rethink Trident statement.

Daily News

Nuclear Free Local Authorities initiated and part-fund a daily nuclear news monitoring service. Information about the service and how to subscribe can be found at: http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/maillist/