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Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

Following a decision of the Executive Committee on the 5th March 2018, from the 1st April 2018 the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is a limited company. Its work includes representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Leicestershire and Rutland, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England. Put simply, we are our members.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

As a limited company membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.

Latest News

CANCELLED - Planning Nuts and Bolts training - 22nd March 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:49 by Jake Atkinson

Unfortunately this course has had to be postponed due to the trainer being ill. We will confirm the new date within the next couple of weeks. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

New guidance on local government investments

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:49 by Jake Atkinson

The Government has published a new edition of its statutory guidance on local government investments. The new edition applies in England only, for accounting periods starting on or after 1st April 2018. The guidance can be found by clicking here. More »

The main change is that the guidance is now mandatory for parish and town councils where investments exceed or are expected to exceed £100,000 in the financial year (formerly £500,000). As before councils where investments are expected to exceed £10,000 are encouraged to adopt the principles in the guidance.

Councils where the guidance applies should prepare an Investment Strategy containing the disclosure and reporting requirements specified in the guidance and have it approved by Full Council. » Less

PKF Littlejohn - External Audit briefing - presentation

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:36 by Kirstie Frost

It was great to see so many of you at PKF Littlejohn's External Audit briefing last week. We have now received a copy of the power point slides for you to access to review the course content.

You will recall that Senior Audit Manager Rebecca Plane promised to provide an update on whether Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR Part 3 (for those authorities subject to a limited assurance review) could be submitted electronically. PKF Littlejohn has now confirmed that they will accept scanned copies of these sections of the AGAR so there is no need to send any paperwork to them via the post. More »

Slides 14 and 18 have been updated accordingly with the changes highlighted in bold.