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Clerk National Salary award

The pay award for 2020-21 has been announced at an increase of 2.75%. In addition, an extra day of annual leave has been awarded for those with less than 5 years service (ie an increase from 21 days to 22 days, increasing to 25 days after 5 years' service (full time equivalent)).

Tue, 25 Aug 2020

Exiting lockdown - a checklist

From insurance speclalist Came & Company, this is a useful checklist for organisations to use as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020

Checklist for holding an in-person council meeting - July 2020

Guidance from NALC and SLCC on what to check prior to holding an in-person meeting in the wake of Coronavirus

Mon, 20 Jul 2020

NALC guidance on holding remote meetings

NALC guidance on how to manage the holding of remote meetings - updated as at 30 June 2020

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Points of light 2020 - NALC

Annual publication from NALC showcasing the good work that local councils do across the country. Ideal to give further ideas for local initiatives.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020

Tags: NALC

Website Accessibility Guidance from NALC

NALC have produced some guidance to support parish and town councils in their requirement to make documents and websites accessible by 23rd September 2020

Mon, 08 Jun 2020

Homeworking payments advice note - June 2020

Advice note for Councils to ensure they are keeping correct records for homeworking payments

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Excellence Awards 2020 entry form

Entry form for the DALC Excellence Awards 2020

Mon, 01 Jun 2020

ICCM Guidance on cemetery closure April 2020

ICCM guidance on the interpretation of legislation regarding the closure of cemeteries during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Wed, 15 Apr 2020

Governance and Acccountability for Smaller Authorities in England: Practitioner's Guide - March 2020

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - a Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2020. Please read in conjunction with the amendments list if you are familiar with this guide from previous years. Please also look out for the addendum which will update the dates in the document as per the government's Coronavirus legislation.

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

NALC response to extending audit deadlines 2020

NALC's response to the government consultation on extending the timeline for audit submissions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

How to join a Zoom meeting - notes

Set of notes to send to those wishing to join a council meeting being held on Zoom

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

Tags: Useful

2020 DALC Internal Audit Recommended Checklist

Internal Audit recommended checklist for year ending 31 March 2020

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

Interview skills guidance

The first of a series of guidance notes on best practice for recruiting staff, including interview questions.

Tue, 04 Feb 2020

HR Council News Dec 2019

Update on proposals for changes to employment law in 2020.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Tags: HR

Circular 2019-13

December circular

DALC Annual General Meeting
• Spring Seminar – New Venue – 12 March 2020
• Grant Funding Training Course
• Website Accessibility Regulations
• Good Councillor's Guide to Transport Planning
• Local Councils tackling loneliness
• Vehicular Activated Speed Signs: Guidance from NALC
• Legal Briefing – pre-election publicity
• HR Matters: New Employment regulations
• Law and Good practice reminder: Confidential minutes
• What's in the pipeline?: Code of conduct for councillors

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

HR Council News Nov 2019

HR newsletter giving changes in legislation from April 2020

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

Tags: HR

Good Councillor's Guide to Transport Planning

NALC guide to transport planning

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

Tree Charter tree application form

For Councils signed up to the Tree Charter, application form for trees from the Woodland Trust. Completed form to be sent to the Woodland Trust at charter@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Fri, 04 Oct 2019

Tree Charter sign up form

Form to complete for the Council to sign up to the Tree Charter. To be returned on completion to NALC either directly or through DALC.

Fri, 04 Oct 2019