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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

2014-2016 NJC National Salary Award

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has reached agreement on the following for staff employed under NJC conditions:

• New pay scales for 2014- 2016 to be implemented from 1 January 2015

•A non-consolidated (one off) payment for employees on SCPs 5 - 49 in December 2014 and employees on SCPs 26 - 49 in April 2015.

• SCP5 will be deleted with effect from 1 October... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:05 by Wendy Amis

Tags: HR

Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods

Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods

The Department for Communities and Local Government has recently launched Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods, a new programme which aims to support principal authorities to redesign services to deliver at neighbourhood level, with the involvement of community organisations or parish councils.

The department is offering direct grants to around 25 local authorities... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:24 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Parishes

Consultation - Planning and Travellers

Consultation by Department for Communities and Local Government

The consultation closes on 23 November 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/355840/current_con_doc_in_publication_format_140917.pdf

Posted: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:23 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Consultations

Consultation - Tackling Partial Not-Spots in Mobile Phone Coverage

Tackling Partial Not-Spots in Mobile Phone Coverage

Consultation by Department of Culture, Media and Sport

The consultation period will run for 3 weeks from 5 November to 26 November 2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tackling-partial-not-spots-in-mobile-phone-coverage

Posted: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:19 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Consultations

Quality Council Status Update on new Scheme

Quality Council Scheme As councils will be aware the Quality Council Scheme has been on hold for some time now pending a review of the process. The review has been completed and a new scheme called The Local Council Award Scheme is being launched from January 2015. The award and its administration is run by the National Association of Local Councils. NALC have produced the following explanatory information... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:34 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Quality

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