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Financial Regulations 2016

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

Tags: Finance and Audit, Useful Documents

DALC Spring Seminar 2016

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

Tags: Useful Documents

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England

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

Tags: Finance and Audit

National Living Wage 2016/17

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

Tags: Empoloyment, HR

Locum Clerks

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

Tags: Council business

DALC Spring Seminar 11 April 2016

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

Tags: Events

Neighbourhood Planning Champion

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

Tags: Neighbourhood Plan

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