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Circular 02/2016

DALC Circular 02/2016

- Revised Legal Topic Notes and Legal Briefing
- Consultation - National Planning Policy Executive Summary
- Consultation - New Homes Bonus
- DALC Executive Vacancies
- DALC Spring Seminar
- Training
- HM Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

Tue, 02 Feb 2016

Circular 03/2016

DALC Circular 03/2016

- External Audit for Smaller Authorities
- Transparency Fund
- DALC Subscriptions 2016/2017
- DALC Spring Seminar
- Training
- Vacancies

Tue, 02 Feb 2016

Circular 01/2016

DALC Circular 01/2016

Index of the most important elements of the 2015 DALC Circulars

Tue, 12 Jan 2016

Circular 27/2015

DALC Circular 27/2015

  • Local Councils Award Scheme (LCAS)
  • LCAS Review
  • NALC Website update
  • Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Limited
  • Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement
  • Spring Seminar – a note for your diaries
  • Training Events – 2016
  • DALC Subscriptions 2016/2017
  • Managing Employees' Performance

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

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: Employment, HR

Circular 26/2015

DALC Circular 26/2015

LAIS - Housing - CPRE Report and Spending Review
Revised Legal Topic Notes
Council Processes and Good Practice - your Agenda
Transparency Fund
Auto Enrolment

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council Achieve Quality Status in LCAS

Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council are the first Derbyshire Council to achieve accreditation under the new Scheme, gaining a Quality Status.

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Tags: LCAS

Circular 25/2015

DALC Circular 25/2015

  • LAIS Documents
  • Transparency Fund

Wed, 02 Dec 2015

Circular 24/2015

DALC Circular 24/2015

CiLCA 2015 details

Wed, 02 Dec 2015

LAIS - Housing - CPRE Report and Spending Review

LAIS - Housing – CPRE Report and Spending Review

What is in this for local councils?

This LAIS will be of interest to local councils concerned about the impact of Government's housing strategy, insufficient levels of affordable housing, problems integrating sizeable developments with sufficient infrastructure and the sustainability of their community for future generations.

A new report has been published by the Campaign for Rural England (CPRE) pointedly called Set up to fail: why housing targets based on flawed numbers threaten our countryside. This comes days before Government's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 which contained important announcements on housing, reference to which is also included within this LAIS.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015

LAIS General Update November 2015

Local Associations Information Service

LAIS General Update November 2015

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

LAIS 1383 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

Local Associations Information Service

LAIS 1383 Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

Circular 23/2015

DALC Circular 23/2015

Employment update September 2015 - Beware of bogus self employment

Towards a better understanding of the planning process and the role of local councils

The Transparency Fund for Smaller Local Councils

CiLCA 2015 Training

DALC Direct Banking Detail - Change of Sort Code

Councillor Induction Training

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Circular 21/2015

DALC Circular 21/2015

- DALC Annual Executive and AGM - Chesterfield Football Club - 10 November 2015 - Nominations for DALC President and Vice Presidents 2015-2016 - Motions for Debate

Tue, 29 Sep 2015

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Wed, 16 Sep 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Circular 20/2015

DALC Circular 20/2015

Transparency Code for smaller authorities - important reminder
NALC picked to lead sector-led audit team
Legal Updates and Guidance Notes (following repeal of Public Contracts Regulations 2006)
Community control agenda charged up parish power
Funds to protect WW1 Memorials
Health Assessing Potential Employees

Wed, 19 Aug 2015

Circular 19/2015

DALC Circular 19/2015

General Power of Competence Training
Call for DALC Executive members 2015-2019
LAIS Local Associations Information Service (NB new service, with first two topics covering Fly Grazing and Precept Data)

Fri, 14 Aug 2015

Health Assessing Potential Employees

Health Assessing Potential Employees

The current inquest in to the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy has highlighted the need for due diligence from Council's in assessing the health of new recruits.

However, investigating the state of a potential Employee's health isn't straight forward.

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

LAIS 1382 Precept Data

Local Associations Information Service
LAIS 1382 Precept Data

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

LAIS 1381 Fly-Grazing

Local Associations Information Service
LAIS 1381 Fly-Grazing

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Circular 18/2015

DALC Circular 18/2015

Employment News:

The National Living Wage and Pay Rises for Town and Parish Council Staff
Council pay awards capped at 1% per annum
ACAS Guidelines regarding Holiday Pay
Ten easy ways for Employers to lose lots of money at an Employment Tribunal

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Circular 17/2015

DALC Circular 17/2015

Small Authorities Transparency Fund - General Briefing Note 1

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Circular 16/2015

DALC Circular 16/2015

Grants and Funding:
Building Better Opportunities - Big Lottery Fund
Landfill Communities Fund - SITA Trust
£800k up for grabs from Prince's fund
My Community - Free advice and grants
Neighbourhood Planning Grants from Locality
The Power to Change - Power to Change Trust

Mon, 29 Jun 2015

Circular 15/2015

DALC Circular 15/2015

The Employment of the Clerk and Council Staff
Grave Matters - A guide to managing cemeteries and closed churchyards Training
Allotments Training - set up, issues, management
The Dark Arts - Minutes and Procedures Training

Mon, 29 Jun 2015