The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the appropriate sum for parish councils for the purposes of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for 2018-19 is £7.86.
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:44 by Wendy Amis
The team at NALC have updated legal topic notes 36 - Unfair Contract Terms and 42 - Occupiers' Liability, both worth reading in terms of understanding your liabilities.
Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:17 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
Legal Topic Note 39 has been revised to incorporate amendments made to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 by the Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014.
In addition new content has been added to the LTN, including on moral rights, copyright implications when councils publish information they are under a statutory duty to disclose, the copyright implications for the design and content... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:01 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 79: Staff Pensions has been updated. It includes reference to postponing/delaying implementation (paragraph 14), safeguarding individuals (paragraph 15)and re-enrolment (paragraph 17).
The Note can be found on this website under Documents / Legal Topic Notes
Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:19 by Wendy Amis
NALC has published new editions of two Legal Topic Notes (LTNs), summarised below.
LTN 17 – Control of dogs has been generally reviewed and updated . The most significant amendments explain public space protection orders (PSPOs) which were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Under this Act, principal authorities in England and Wales may make PSPOs to, for example,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:37 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 56: The provision of play and sports equipment on village greens has been amended to include reference to the Open Spaces Act 1906 and simplified.
This LTN can be found under documents in the members' section.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:14 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note (LTN) 35-Contracts has been amended
LTN 35 now includes new guidance about breach of contractual obligations. Guidance about the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, now repealed, has been removed. The revised LTN can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website
A new Legal Topic Note, LTN 87- Procurement has been published.
LTN 87 includes new guidance about... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:30 by Wendy Amis
Legal Topic Note 73 (Community Governance Reviews (England)) has been revised to include changes made to community governance reviews by the Legislative Reform (Community Governance Reviews) Order 2015. The 2015 Order:
- reduces the number of signatures required for a valid community governance petitions (see paragraph 10)
- introduces a community governance application (see paragraph 12)
- reduces the time... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:14 by Wendy Amis