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The Derbyshire Association of Local Councils (DALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Derbyshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.
We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.
As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website. Please do not contact us directly unless you are a member.
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:06 by Wendy Amis
The local government unions' have this week submitted a pay claim which is open to consultation among local councils.
- The pay claim for 2018/19 includes a 5% increase on all NJC pay points, the deletion of NJC pay points 6, 7, 8 & 9 (the deletion of these pay points to occur after the 5% increase has been applied to ensure that no NJC pay points fall below the Foundation Living Wage rate of £8.45 per hour), and would apply the deletions of the NJC pay points to the GLPC pay spine (i.e to delete Inner and Outer London pay points SCPs 6-9).
- Meeting the pay claim in full would increase the national pay bill for councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by £559m, according to the National Employers, who have issued the below statement from its chair Cllr Sian Timoney:
- "We will be consulting with councils in the coming weeks on pay across the workforce and in particular how we can meet the challenge of the Government's proposed level of the National Living Wage over the next few years. The unions' claim will form part of the consultation. We recognise that public sector workers have had lower than average pay awards for a few years now, but local government continues to face significant financial challenges so we are surprised that the unions are seeking such an ambitious pay award. Local government has lost more than half a million jobs in recent years and meeting this claim would result in many more such job losses." More »
If you would like to provide feedback through DALC by 31st July, the national association will lobby on our behalf. » Less
Tue, 23 May 2017 10:30 by Wendy Amis
The latest Circular is now available with the following information:
~ DALC Spring Seminar Feedback
strong>Transparency Fund – Small Councils (under £25,000 turnover)
New edition of Good Councillor Guide 2017
strong>Updated Legal Topic Notes
Neighbourhood Planning Bill signed into law
Coaching sessions for councillors or clerks
strong>NALC Star Council Award 2017
Grants and Funding Bulletin More »
strong>FUNDING Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET) funding
Rural Housing Week 2017
strong>New rights of inspection of audited accounts
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23 by Wendy Amis
Don't forget to book your place on our upcoming seminar - a full day of useful and interesting information for our sector - with plenty of opportunity for you to network with your colleagues. The date to remember is 27th April!
The theme of the day is communication with sessions giving you the tools to be even more effective, showing the pitfalls of social media and how to avoid them, how to recruit and select the best staff, community policing and an understanding of what changes are coming from government. More »
Check out the programme for the day now and book your place through the office - by phone or e-mail.