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Cybercriminals exploit Coronavirus situation


Microshade VSM works in close co-operation with cybersecurity experts to ensure the safety of local (parish and town) councils' data. We wish to share this information with the sector that has given to us.

Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified 21 reports of fraud where coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:45 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Expected amendments to audit timelines for 2020

Following NALC's engagement with government around local council audit timeframes final regulations are due to be made the week commencing 6 April which will extend the statutory audit deadlines for 2019/20. It is proposed that:

  • The publication date for final, audited, accounts for local councils will move from 30 September to 30 November 2020
  • To give local councils more flexibility, the requirement... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:05 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit

Use of online meetings

In anticipation of government guidance on Councils being able to hold meetings remotely, one of our clerks has kindly shared some information that he sends out to guide people to access a meeting being held on 'Zoom'. I hope you will find this helpful.

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:27 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

DALC Delayed Office Move

Due to the Coronavirus situation our office move has been delayed. We are not expecting to move into our new premises until at least 20th April, pending further government guidance. Please send all communications to our address shown on this website.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:03 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Coronavirus - national events and celebrations postponed

Many local councils were planning to get involved in national events and celebrations such as Great British Spring Clean and VE Day 75, these have been postponed. The national commemorations to mark VE Day 75 on 8 May are being scaled back and the government is working on new plans to ensure the nation can still thank the Second World War generation on VE Day in May and provide the fitting tribute... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:13 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events, Useful

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