NALC have collated information on the latest grants - available to members
Posted: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:25 by Wendy Amis
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
Continue... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:24 by Wendy Amis
Council tax referendum principles have not been extended to parish and town councils in 2017/18.
The secretary of state for communities and local government has just announced the provisional local government finance settlement for 2017/18 in the House of Commons, an extract from his speech is below:
"[Town and parish councils] play an important role in our civic life.
We have decided that we will defer... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:46 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
This month we sadly send a fond farewell to Sarita, our Chief Officer for the past 4 years and welcome Wendy into the role.
Sarita is retiring and pursuing a long held ambition to travel. Her last day will be 27th October.
Wendy joins from the Peak District National Park Authority and is looking forward to building on the good work that Sarita and Glen have achieved. Fortunately, Glen will be providing... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:34 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
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
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