Our representative on the NALC National Council - Cllr Sheila Jackson, Chair of DALC - was re-elected onto the Finance Committee of the National Council at the elections held on 13th December. Congratulations to Sheila and thanks for all her hard work.
Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:44 by Wendy Amis
What is the Communities Fund? A £2.5m pot over the next 2 years from DCLG to provide funding to local authorities working with community groups to deliver solutions to entrenched social issues for example relating to:
• Early intervention and high cost individuals
• Adult social care
• Children's Services
• Employment Support
Applications to be made by 16th January 2017
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Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:24 by Wendy Amis
The National Association of Local Councils has adopted a longstanding policy position that parish councillors should have the same rights as principal authority councillors to be able to claim the Dependants' Carers' allowance. At the moment parish councillors cannot reclaim monies under this allowance to pay for childcare and similar to attend parish council meetings. This is unfair as the same allowance... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:47 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Notes 41 & 60 have been updated by NALC.
LTN 41 – Responsibilities of Councils as Landowners
It has been simplified and has been updated to take account of audit changes.
LTN 60 – Copies of Planning Documents
The changes identify the interaction of Planning Law and Copyright by setting out the circumstances in which a local council can copy and make publicly available plans... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:35 by Wendy Amis
The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has reached agreement on pay scales for 2016 - 2018. New pay scales for 2016/17 are to be implemented immediately and backdated to 1 April 2016.
The document can be found under Documents HR/Employment
Posted: Wed, 25 May 2016 14:42 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 79: staff pensions has been updated to confirm that the earnings criteria for "eligible jobholders", "non-eligible jobholders" and "entitled workers" remain unchanged for 2016/2017. The note can be found under documents / LTN (Legal Topic Notes)
Posted: Wed, 04 May 2016 09:29 by Wendy Amis
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
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