We would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
The DALC office will be closed as of the end of the day 19th December 2018 and will reopen on 7th January 2019. As usual, we will both be picking up emails over the period and acting on them as necessary.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:15 by Wendy Amis
Following the introduction of the National Living Wage, the National Joint Council for local government, which agrees on pay and conditions for employers applying national terms, has introduced a new pay spine effective from 2 April 2019. You can read about how that effects clerks employed on the national agreement terms agreed between NALC and the Society of Local Council Clerks in our employment... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:55 by Wendy Amis
Get involved in #OurDay
This campaign, run by the Local Government Association, gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services – including local councils – the chance to share their stories of the brilliant work you do through the power of social media about how you improve the quality of life for your communities. Last year the campaign reached more than 31 million people,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:18 by Wendy Amis
THE County's leading clerk, councillor and council received DALC Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Derby today.
Sponsored by BHIB Councils Insurance, the Council of the Year prize went to Ripley Town Council - town clerk Linda McCormick is pictured receiving the award from BHIB's Lee Cleaver.
DALC's Clerk of the Year is Liz Page of Belper Town Council, and Councillor of the Year is Paul Yorke of Crich... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:38 by Wendy Amis
Information on the fees payable to the Information Commissioner's Office by local councils under GDPR
Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:41 by Wendy Amis
The Government has tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed with us that all other measures will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:29 by Wendy Amis
Contribute to the sector response on this by providing your council's views by 20th April 2018.
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:54 by Wendy Amis
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the appropriate sum for parish councils for the purposes of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for 2018-19 is £7.86.
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:44 by Wendy Amis