2022-23 National Salary Award Announced

NALC have released the salary award for the current financial year following notification from the LGA. Employers are encouraged to implement this pay award as swiftly as possible and to ensure that it is backdated to 1st April 2022. If an ex employee requests payment for backpay it is recommended that employers make this payment to cover the time from1st April 2022 to their last day of employment.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 16:51 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Employment, Finance and Audit, HR

Further acclaim for Hatton PC at DALC award ceremony...

Further acclaim for Hatton PC at DALC award ceremony...

A year after being named Derbyshire Council of the Year, Hatton PC has continued its run of success by winning Clerk of the Year.

Jacqui Storer, who also helped her council achieve the shortlist of the national Star Council awards, was awarded the Blachere Illlumination Clerk of the Year prize at DALC's AGM at Pride Park, Derby.

Judges noted Jacqui's professionalism, in particular her care for the physical... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:51 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Agm, Awards, Excellence

2022 Councillor of the Year announced!

2022 Councillor of the Year announced!

Breaton Parish Council's Julie Rowlinson has been voted Derbyshire's 2022 Councillor of the Year.

Noting that she was "not just a great councillor but a great member of the community too", judges also praised her diligent research on various topics to ensure best value for the council.

Pictured is Cllr Rowlinson receiving her award from sponsor CCLA's Lee Jagger at the DALC AGM at Pride Park, Derby.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:45 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Agm, Awards, Excellence

Rosliston PC is Derbyshire's 2022 Council of the Year!

Rosliston PC is Derbyshire's 2022 Council of the Year!

THE WINNER of this year's BHIB Council of the Year has been announced at Pride Park Stadium, Derby.

Rosliston Parish Council scooped the main award, narrowly beating highly commended Ripley Town Council.

Judges at the ceremony, held in conjunction with DALC's AGM, noted the high quality of entries, in particular Rosliston's "exceptional organisation... illustrating how much more can be achieved together... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:23 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Agm, Awards, Excellence

External Audit new 5 year contract

The Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments body has confirmed the scale of fees for the next 5 year period of audit. Letters have been sent to all councils informing them of their right to opt out of audit through SAAA but reiterating that external audit is a legal requirement and that, should the council decide to opt out, alternative arrangements will need to be made. Please call the office if you... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 20:03 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Audit, Finance & Audit

Speakers & Awards at DALC AGM, October 20th

We're returning to the excellent Pride Park Stadium in Derby for this year's DALC AGM on Thursday 20th October.

In addition to the announcement and presentation of our 5th annual Excellence Awards, we'll be welcoming two guest speakers; Jonathan Owens, the chief executive of NALC, and Ann Webster, Equality and Diversity Lead at Derby City Council.

Please contact the DALC office to reserve a delegate... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:21 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events, agm, awards, excellence

Local government pay negotiations

The national employers have responded to the trade union's pay claim with a final, one-year offer of a £1,925 pay rise from April 2022 on all National Joint Council pay points 1 and above. This is being considered by the unions, and further details can be found in this employment circular. We will keep you informed of further developments.

However, please note that the Unite Union have now rejected... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:42 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Employment

Entries now open! DALC's 5th annual Excellence Awards...

Now in their fifth year, the 2022 DALC Excellence Awards are now open to entries! Featuring the categories of Council, Councillor and Clerk of the Year – sponsored once again by BHIB Insurance, CCLA and Blachere Illuminations UK respectively – the awards have continued to grow each year, with nominations from around the county. So – if you have an amazing clerk, a brilliant councillor(s!),... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 07 May 2022 12:40 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Awards, Excellence

External Audit

The forms for external audit are now on the PKF Littlejohn website for you to refer to. You should also all receive an email notification from PKF Littlejohn over the next few days with instructions for completion. Forms will need to be returned by 30th June at the latest.

2021/22 AGAR forms - PKF Littlejohn (

Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 10:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance & Audit

Ukraine briefing from NALC

Extract from NALC's briefing:

It is pleasing to note that our sector has stepped up to the plate and is showing solidarity and support through flying the Ukrainian flag and lighting up buildings with its colours, holdings vigils or moments of silence including at council meetings, passing motions and statements of support and solidarity, making council and community buildings available for donations... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 17:07 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Cyber security, NALC

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