Tags: Finance and Audit

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: Finance and Audit, Council business, Empoloyment

2018 Circular 2 available

Latest news in the parish sector including updates on the audit process for 2017/18

Posted: Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:17 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit, Circulars 2018

NALC Executive elections news

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

Tags: Finance and Audit, Parishes

Communities Fund applications open

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

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit, Parishes

No extension to council tax referendum principles

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

Tags: Council business, Finance and Audit, Parishes

Financial Regulations 2016

It is a mandatory requirement that every town and parish council should have Financial Regulations in place. The 2014 Model template has been revised and replaced by the 2016 Regulations. The document has been produced by NALC (National Association of Local Councils).

The 2016 update contains the following amendments: - General 1.6 para contains slight changes - Instructions for the making of Payments... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:14 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit, Useful Documents

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - a Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2016.

JPAG, the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group, have approved Sections 1-4 of the Guide. Work is progressing in relation to the new Section 5 of the guide, covering additional information and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:09 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit

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