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2016-2018 National Salary Award

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

Tags: Empoloyment

CiLCA - Certificate in Local Council Administration 2016 training dates

Certificate in Local Council Administration

The summer 2016 training dates have been finalised.
Sessions will last from 9.30am - 2.30pm, on Wednesday 22 June and Wednesday 20 July, with the possibility of a further short morning session if needed at the end.

Venue Stretton, nr Alfrteton
Cost £250 per delegate (member council) or £500 per non member council delegate.Further details on CiLCA... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 May 2016 13:27 by Wendy Amis

Tags: CiLCA

Legal Topic Note 79 - Staff Pensions

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

Tags: Empoloyment

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: HR, Empoloyment

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

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