The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new framework local councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. They will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the draft Code.
This consultation asks questions on the content and application of a draft audit-substitute transparency code for local councils.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014
Following last week's SCA Proposal Meeting in Parliament, NALC received this response to a letter it had issued to DCLG regarding neighbourhood planning.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Parish and Town Councils - Ways to Tackle Climate Change - NALC Document.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013
Letter from Chairman of NALC on Council Tax Support Grant.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013
An update regarding Council Tax Benefit Support Grant from Cllr Ken Browse Chairman of NALC, following his meeting with CLG Minister Brandon Lewis MP on Tuesday.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013
A letter from Cllr Ken Browse Chairman of NALC regarding Council Tax Benefit Support Grant.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013
Local Council Tax Support Grant - Letter from DCLG (Brandon Lewis MP) to NALC, August 2013.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013
NALC Consultation - A New Future; Developing the Strategy It would be appreciated if all consultees could complete the spreadsheet first and return it to Claire Fitzgerald ( email@example.com ) then submit full comments by the due date of Friday, 30 August 2013. The spreadsheet requests your views on the levels at which services and roles should be undertaken; and an opportunity for you to describe successes and shortcomings.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013
This draft Future Strategy has been prepared by the Strategy Group established by the Executive Committee. The Group consists of all the members of the Executive Committee and the Chairmen of the Finance and Policy Committees, supported by the Chief Executive.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013
The 4th edition of the National Training Strategy publication "Being a good councillor – Essential guidance for parish and town councillors" was published in June 2013.
This revised edition is a welcome and much needed resource primarily for new councillors but also for those thinking about becoming a local councillor.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
This is a template for clustering examples from Smaller Councils. The NALC Smaller Councils Committee would be grateful if smaller councils (those with less than 6000 population or an annual income of £250,000) who have "clustered" completed this form.
The Committee is interested in gathering examples where councils have clustered together (either with larger councils or with other smaller councils) to jointly deliver a project for their communities. The best examples will be collated in a booklet and used as examples of best practice across the sector and to government and other stakeholders.
The deadline for responses (to NALC) is 30 May 2013.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013