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, LRALC Limited. 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

NALC Model Financial Regulations - Important Revisions

Posted: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 10:38 by Jake Atkinson

NALC has issued a revised version of its model Financial Regulations (FRs) which requires a relatively large number of amendments to be made to existing FRs used by councils that are based on the NALC model. More »

See below for the revised document and guidance on implementing the changes. » Less

External Audit: The Exercise of Public Rights

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:08 by Frances Webster

A reminder to all our member councils that the period of 30 working days granted for the exercise of public rights must include the first 10 working days of July. To meet statutory requirements all local councils must: More »

1. Fully and accurately complete the notice of public rights pro forma (see below for further details).

2. Publish (including on the council's website) the following documents, the day before the public rights period commences:

a) the approved Accounting Statements and Annual Governance Statement in the AGAR (whichever AGAR is relevant to your council);

b) the completed Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return;

c) the notes which accompany the Notice (Local authority accounts: a summary of your rights).

Please note that the latest possible dates that comply with the statutory requirements are Monday 1 July – Friday 9 August 2019

All pro forma documents and full instructions on how to achieve compliance can be found on PKF Littlejohn's website. There are different versions of the Notice depending on whether your council has declared itself exempt or not so please ensure you use the correct version:

Exempt Authorities: https://www.pkf-littlejohn.com/media/documents/public-rights-exempt-authorities

Authorities Subject to a Limited Assurance Review: https://www.pkf-littlejohn.com/media/documents/making-provision-exercise-public-rights-2017-18 » Less

External Audit submission deadline - 1st July 2019

Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:01 by Frances Webster

A reminder that the submission deadline of 1st July is approaching. By this date councils should have submitted to PKF Littlejohn either:

  1. A completed & approved AGAR and all applicable supporting documents; or
  2. An Exemption Certificate .

Wherever possible, all documents should be submitted by email to sba@pkf-littlejohn.com. Hard copies should be sent by post to: SBA Team PKF Littlejohn LLP 1 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD.