It is a mandatory requirement that every town and parish council should have Financial Regulations in place. The 2014 Model template has been revised and replaced by the 2016 Regulations. The document has been produced by NALC (National Association of Local Councils).
The 2016 update contains the following amendments: - General 1.6 para contains slight changes - Instructions for the making of Payments... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:14 by Wendy Amis
The presentations from the Spring Seminar 2016 are available to view under Useful Documents on the members area of the website.
Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:07 by Wendy Amis
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.
JPAG, the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group, have approved Sections 1-4 of the Guide. Work is progressing in relation to the new Section 5 of the guide, covering additional information and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:09 by Wendy Amis
National Living Wage 2016/17
NASLC Briefing note available under Documents / Employment / HR on this website
Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:05 by Wendy Amis
If your council is in need of locum clerk support, however brief, there is a legal requirement for that person to be employed by the council, with an appropriate contract. DALC have a template locum clerk contract available on request.
Posted: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:04 by Wendy Amis
St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton, Chesterfield S42 7LT
Refreshment's available from 9.30am, event commences at 10am. Award winning lunch from David Bown, Ashover.
All places to be booked directly through the DALC office at a cost of £40 per member council delegate
* Liz Partington – Emergency Planning Manager Derbyshire County Council – how councils can plan... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:04 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note 39 has been revised to incorporate amendments made to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 by the Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014.
In addition new content has been added to the LTN, including on moral rights, copyright implications when councils publish information they are under a statutory duty to disclose, the copyright implications for the design and content... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:01 by Wendy Amis
Cllr. Guy Martin has now been appointed as a Neighbourhood Planning Champion under the auspices of the Government Department for Communities and Local Government. He has been involved in the Neighbourhood Planning process for five years with the, now in place, Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Area Neighbourhood Plan and in the past has visited councils in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire.He will be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:46 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 79: Staff Pensions has been updated. It includes reference to postponing/delaying implementation (paragraph 14), safeguarding individuals (paragraph 15)and re-enrolment (paragraph 17).
The Note can be found on this website under Documents / Legal Topic Notes
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:19 by Wendy Amis
NALC has published new editions of two Legal Topic Notes (LTNs), summarised below.
LTN 17 – Control of dogs has been generally reviewed and updated . The most significant amendments explain public space protection orders (PSPOs) which were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Under this Act, principal authorities in England and Wales may make PSPOs to, for example,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:37 by Wendy Amis