Tags: Council business

New Pay Award for 2020/21 announced

NALC have published the agreed pay award for the sector for 2020/21.

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, HR

NALC release 'Points of Light'

NALC have released their annual publication showcasing the good work done by local councils across the country. Possible inspiration for ideas and initiatives in your community ...

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:14 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, NALC

Changes to PWLB lending rates

Last week a whole percentage point increase in the rate of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) with immediate effect was announced.

The move has increased the rate for a PWLB 50-year new maturity loan from 1.81% to 2.82% overnight.

This restores interest rates to levels available in 2018, by increasing the margin that applies to new loans from the PWLB by 100bps (one percentage point) on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:48 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit

No Cap on Precept requests from Parish and Town Councils

The Government has confirmed that the 3 year moratorium on the application of the referendum principles (sometimes known as "capping") to local parish and town councils is to continue for 2020-21.

However the Government 'remains concerned about the pressure placed on taxpayers from thousands of town and parish councils across England' and expects them to exercise 'even greater restraint' for 2020/21.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit