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The Public Accountability Framework

Two new documents have been made available under the Finance and Audit section of "Documents" on this website:

* Council Accounts - A Guide to your Rights (Inspection of Accounts by the Public) (April 2015)

* NALC Finance Topic Note "Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders" (April 2015) (External Audit arrangements current and future positions)

In addition Governance and Accountability... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:53 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit

DALC Training 2015/16

See under "Documents" "training" for the latest list of DALC Training opportunities - now booking

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:07 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Training

CiLCA 2015 and CPD Points

The Certificate in Local Council Administration 2015 will be launched on 20 April 2015.

The DALC training portfolio guide and learning agreement, and the Continuous Professional Development points system can be viewed under CiLCA and Training in the "documents" section of this website.

Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:05 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Training

Revised Legal Topic Notes

The following Legal Topic Notes have been revised (April 2015) and are available to view under "Documents Legal Topic Notes"

LTN 15 - Legal Proceedings
The revised LTN 15 includes an explanation about the following:

• the conduct expected of parties before legal proceedings are commenced;

• useful weblinks e.g. to a directory of mediators and solicitors;

• the time limits for issuing legal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

FREE Seminar - Audit

Free Audit Information Session delivered by Grant Thornton

We have arranged for a senior representative from Grant Thornton to run a briefing for member councils on 28 April 2015 to outline how they will be running this year's audit (i.e. 2014-15's audit) including a Q&A, and address issues encountered last year. This is NOT a training course.

The session will be held at Hulland Ward Millennium Village... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:50 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Elections 2015

Elections 2015

NOTE!! Thursday 9 April 4pm is the deadline for the delivery of nomination papers to your district/borough council. Some authorities have sent paper copies of nomination forms to town and parish councils, others will be directing your councillors and anyone interested in standing for office to an online link to download the necessary forms. Please be aware of the process your own district... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:29 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

NALC Star Councils

NALC Star Councils

NALC is pleased to announce the launch of its Star Councils 2015 awards (https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/star-councils-2015-awards).The Star Councils awards are our opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of member councils and County Associations – both within and outside of the sector.We will do this not only through the awards event itself in October 2015, but also through... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:12 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Electronic Meetings’ Summons To Become Lawful in England On 30th January

The Local Government (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2015 will come into effect on 30th January 2015, thereby enabling the use of electronic communications in the sending of summonses to members of Parish Councils in England to Parish Council meetings.

Members may only receive summonses electronically where they consent to it being transmitted by this method and they may at any time withdraw... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:17 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Fit For Work

Fit For Work Begins

From December 2014 Councils, Employees and GP's have been able to access the new Fit for Work Occupational Health Assessment Service.

The initiative is being rolled out on a region by region basis and is expected to cover the whole of the UK by May 2015.

Further details, as supplied by Chris Moses can be found under the employment tab in the documents section of the DALC website.

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:16 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Empoloyment

Transparency Code for smaller authorities (£25k or less)

Government have now published the Transparency Code for smaller authorities, which can be found online using the link below:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/transparency-code-for-smaller-authorities

This Code is issued initially as 'recommended practice' and Government are now commencing regulations with the intention of making the Code mandatory by the start of the 2015/16 financial year.

Government... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:14 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

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