Tags: Council business

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

DALC Excellence Awards Year 2 launch

YES, it's that time of year again! Following on from the success of our very first Excellence Awards in 2018, we're now inviting entries for this year's competition.

So… have you made a difference to your local community?

Has your council done work to be proud of?

Does your clerk or councillor go the extra mile to do a great job?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above, you need to send us a... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:56 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Circular 2019-07 is now available

With information on:

- DALC Excellence Awards – Year 2
• Community Organising Training – change of date
• Summary of House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Rural Economy
• Town and Parish Council VE Day 75 – 8 May 2020
• Use of the Council Seal
• Councillor Essential Training Course – 3 July 2019

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:54 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Circulars 2019, Council business

NALC announce clerk salary award for 2019-20

Following the introduction of the National Living Wage, the National Joint Council for local government, which agrees on pay and conditions for employers applying national terms, has introduced a new pay spine effective from 2 April 2019. You can read about how that effects clerks employed on the national agreement terms agreed between NALC and the Society of Local Council Clerks in our employment... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:55 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Empoloyment, Finance and Audit

# Our Day

Get involved in #OurDay

This campaign, run by the Local Government Association, gives everyone who works or volunteers in local public services – including local councils – the chance to share their stories of the brilliant work you do through the power of social media about how you improve the quality of life for your communities. Last year the campaign reached more than 31 million people,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:18 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business

Data Protection Fees - Legal Briefing L05-18

Information on the fees payable to the Information Commissioner's Office by local councils under GDPR

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, GDPR

Parish and Town Councils may not need to appoint a DPO

The Government has tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed with us that all other measures will... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:29 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, GDPR

GDPR Toolkit from NALC now available

NALC have released a toolkit to support local councils' compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations. This can be downloaded by member councils but please note that the document is 60 pages long.

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:42 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Council business, Data Protection, GDPR, NALC