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Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders (April 2015)

NALC Finance Topic Note "Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders" (April 2015)
(External Audit arrangements current and future positions)

Wed, 29 Apr 2015

Local Council Award Scheme application form

Application form and guidance for the Local Council Award scheme

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

Managing Employees' Performance

Managing Employees' Performance

Throughout 2015 we have encountered a number of Councils who struggle to manage either problems with their Employees' performance or behaviour, or to resolve staff grievances and complaints.

This is perfectly understandable, as most Town and Parish Councils employ small numbers of staff and don't experience these issues on a regular basis. Furthermore, the Council, who make up the 'management team', have not been selected for their managerial skills, but for their interest in the Community / Parish. However, when problems occur, it is they who are ultimately responsible for managing the process.

Mistakes can be costly, potentially resulting in claims for Unfair / Constructive Dismissal which could result in an Employee being awarded up to one years income. Furthermore, discrimination claims can result in unlimited compensation being awarded.

Consequently, it would be prudent for Councillors to ensure that they have a basic grasp of how to manage staff grievance and disciplinary matters, to ensure that they can address these issues when they occur.

Help can be found in the ACAS Grievance and Disciplinary procedures, which provide Employers with basic guidance on how to manage these problems. However, to help Councils we are providing the fundamental steps to take Councils through the basic steps - please open the document for full details.

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Tags: HR, Employment

Model Publications Scheme

Template Model Publications Scheme

Tue, 18 Mar 2014

Tags: Useful

Model Standing Orders 2018 - England

2018 updated Model Standing Orders for download

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

NALC Chairman New Year letter

The Chairman of NALC, Cllr Sue Stockdale, has produced a message for all member councils.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

NALC Chairman New Year Message 2018

New Year Message to all Parish and Town Councils

Mon, 15 Jan 2018

Tags: Useful, NALC

NALC Local Council Award Scheme

NALC Local Council Award Scheme Launched

The NALC Improvement and Development Board have formally launched the Local Council Award Scheme. Attached is a pdf. of the final scheme guide (a word doc version is available to download from the NALC website for those who prefer).

Information about the scheme, including the LCAS Guide and link to the NALC registration form can be found here:

Guide -

Tue, 06 Jan 2015

NALC Model Standing Orders 2013 - A summary

Overview of the main changes to Model Standing Orders

Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Tags: Useful

NALC Procurement Toolkit

NALC Procurement Toolkit - published on 15 May 2015

Tue, 19 May 2015

Tags: Useful

NALC/SLCC Model contract (revised 2011)

NALC/SLCC Model Contract - latest version (revised 2011)

Sun, 26 May 2013

National Living Wage 2016/17

National Living Wage 2016/17

NALC Briefing Note

Wed, 06 Apr 2016

Tags: HR, Employment

Neighbourhood Planning: Good Councillor Guide

NALC guide to neighbourhood planning 2017

Mon, 29 Jan 2018

Parish Council Staff Appraisal Template

Appraisal Template

Wed, 06 Sep 2017

Plunkett Foundation Information 2017

How Parish and Town Councils can help communities access funding from this foundation

Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Tags: Useful

Retention of Documents required for the audit of parish councils

A list of documents town and parish councils need to retain, and guidance on how long to keep these documents

Sun, 26 May 2013

Retirement options - how to discuss

How to discuss retirement options with staff

Tue, 03 Oct 2017

Risk Assessment template

Risk Assessment template

Sun, 26 May 2013

Tags: Useful

Spring Seminar 2017 Programme

Programme for the Spring Seminar to be held on 27th April 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

Tags: Training

Staff Appraisal Policy

Template Appraisal Policy

Sun, 26 May 2013