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Grant funding bulletin May 2017

Latest funding bulletin from NALC

Wed, 17 May 2017

Tags: Useful

Grant Funds March 2017

Bulletin outlining grants that may be available for councils to access funding

Mon, 03 Apr 2017

Grants and Funding Bulletin 2016

Latest funding opportunities collated by NALC

Mon, 19 Dec 2016

Tags: Useful, NALC

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: HR, Employment

Holiday Pay

Councils and other Employers who have historically paid holiday pay based on contracted hours, could have been underpaying their Employees if they routinely received overtime pay and other output related payments.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Holiday Pay - new guidelines

How much Holiday Pay should you pay?

Confusion about what to pay as holiday pay, has in part been resolved by Employment Appeal Tribunal's decision of the 4th November 2014 (Bear Scotland – v – Fultcher).

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Tags: Employment, HR

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

HR Advice:Tackling mental health problems

HR advice note on how councils can fulfill their duty of care

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

HR briefing: Ledbury Report

HR implications and actions following the High Court Ruling against Ledbury TC

Sun, 10 Jun 2018

HR factsheet - depression, Jan 2017

Employer's responsibilities with regards to depression in the workplace.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

Tags: HR, Employment

HR factsheet July 2017: survive summer without an employment tribunal

Councils need to be aware that whilst asking staff to be flexible and cover for absent colleagues, they need to ensure that requests to work extra hours don't result in breaches of the Working Time Regulations 1998, which could result in claims at the Employment Tribunal for breach of statutory rights.

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

Tags: HR

HR factsheet May 2017 - Employee Conduct Problems outside Work

For many Councils the conduct of staff outside of work is a grey area, and one which they are unsure about in terms of the
need for management to be involved. Most Councils take the view that once an Employee is off the premises, they are no longer accountable to the management. However, this premise has long been challenged and recently came into the spotlight in the case of NHS Doctor, David Arundel of the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, who assaulted a colleague during an out of hour's social event.

Wed, 17 May 2017

HR: Pressure on use of self employed contractors

Latest update on use of self -employed contractors

Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Tags: HR

HR: Protected Disclosure

How to deal with protected disclosure

Tue, 30 Jan 2018

Internal Audit Recommended Checklist 16/17

Checklist to support your end of year procedures in readiness for Internal Audit

Mon, 19 Dec 2016

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 1381 Fly-Grazing

Local Associations Information Service
LAIS 1381 Fly-Grazing

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

LAIS 1382 Precept Data

Local Associations Information Service
LAIS 1382 Precept Data

Wed, 22 Jul 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

LAIS 1386 National Living Wage

Local councils will wish to be aware that from 1 April 2016 Government's National Living Wage comes into force and any pay rates lower than this for relevant employees will have to be adjusted. Relevant employees are those aged 25 or over and it is set at a lower rate than the Living Wage.

Any employer affected by the change should understand the difference between the forthcoming National Living Wage and the ongoing Living Wage. Government's National Living Wage is compulsory from 1 April 2016 and is based on median earnings. The optional Living Wage, established by the Living Wage Foundation, is calculated according to the cost of living.?From 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage will be £7.20 per hour countrywide compared to the Living Wage which is currently £8.25 outside of London.

Councils should check that any employee aged under 25 is paid at least the relevant rate of National Minimum Wage and those aged 25 or over at least the National Living Wage from 1 April 2016.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016

LAIS 1387 Apprenticeships

With National Apprenticeship Week approaching (14-18 March), local councils with full-time capacity might wish to consider the opportunities presented by employing an apprentice. Government has made a commitment of 3 million new apprenticeships starting in England between 2015 and 2020. Apprenticeships are full-time paid jobs which incorporate on and off the job training. A successful apprentice will receive a nationally recognised qualification on the completion of their contract.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016

LAIS 1388 Planning Changes - Consultation

LAIS 1388 Planning Changes

The "Technical Consultation on Implementation of Planning Changes" - this consultation closes on 15 April 2016

Thu, 07 Apr 2016

LAIS 1389 - Broadband

LAIS 1389 - Broadband

Tue, 03 May 2016

LAIS 1390 - Governance and Accountability Guide

LAIS 1390 - Governance and Accountability Guide

In the midst of audit season, councils will be interested to know that new guidance, 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 2016, has been published. Councils will be aware that this is essential reference material for councillors, clerks, Responsible Finance Officers and any council staff who have a financial management role.

Councils should not be too concerned that the appearance of the Guide is late for application for the accounting practice and Annual Returns currently underway as it is optional whether to apply it for 2015-2016. Councils can still refer to the predecessor Governance and Accountability (England) - Practitioners Guide 2014 for the 2015-2016 accounts. It has apparently been published now as some councils wanted to choose to apply it to 2015-16.

Tue, 03 May 2016

LAIS General Update November 2015

Local Associations Information Service

LAIS General Update November 2015

Mon, 09 Nov 2015

LAIS Updates on consultations, and discussion documents

Roundup (March 2016) of current and recent consultations, discussion documents, reviews and information sources.

Thu, 31 Mar 2016

LAIS1385 Public Service Ombudsman

LAIS1385 - Public Service Ombudsman

Update on Government consultation "Strengthening Parish and Town Council Accountability : Consultation on Extending the Remit of the Local Government Ombudsman to Larger Parish and Town Councils".

Tue, 02 Feb 2016