Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland


LRALC Cost of Living and Budget Setting Resources Now Available

To coincide with LRALC's course on the same subject, we have produced a range of resources to assist councils during this difficult budget setting period.

See below to access these.

Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 12:01 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Briefing, Budget, Cost Of Living, Lralc

Change to External Auditor

The contract for External Audit for our area for the financial years 2022/23 to 2026/27 has been awarded to Moore UK, a change from pkf Littlejohn who have carried out this task for the last few years.

More details regarding any impact this will have on town and parish councils will be shared in due course.

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:35 by John Kilcoyne

Tags: Finance & Audit

Clerks and Council Staff Pay Award - Update

We're now able to let you know that the three bigger unions met on 1st November and have agreed to accept the National Employers' pay offer.

Results of consultations within each union:

GMB Accept 67%, reject 33%

Unite Accept 22%, reject 78%

Unison Accept 65% reject 35%

CORRECTION to earlier item:

The £1,925 pay rise is applicable across the board for all local council staff employed on the NALC / SLCC... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 08:00 by John Kilcoyne

Tags: Salaries, pay, payroll

FREE COURSE - Preparing An Award Winning LCAS Application 23 November 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

FREE COURSE - Preparing An Award Winning LCAS Application 23 November 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

Local Council Award Scheme

23 November 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) is an accreditation scheme for the local (parish and town) sector to celebrate the successes of councils and provide a mechanism for continuous improvement and development. To ensure all local councils feel confident in applying to the scheme, NALC is hosting this event to provide insights into... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 17:22 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCAS, NALC, quality council

Leicestershire County Council Budget Webinar – Parish & Town Councils Friday 11th November 12.30 -1.30pm

The message below is from Cllr Nicholas Rushton, Leader of Leicestershire County Council. The Council is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the Council's financial situation.

We would encourage you to attend and promote the webinars most relevant to your area of work.

Dear colleague,

In September I drew your attention to our financial situation and the report that we had just published for the Council's... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Budget, County, Lcc

Clerk’s and Council Staff Pay Award - Update

The trade union ballots on local government pay have now closed. UNISON, the largest of the three main unions has already accepted the pay offer. For a formal collective agreement to be achieved, GMB and/or Unite must also vote to accept. The full Trade Union Side is meeting on Tuesday next week (1 November 2022) to discuss the results of their respective consultations and to decide whether to formally... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2022 18:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Pay, Payroll, Salaries

NEW VIDEO - Taking the NALC/SLCC Civility and Respect Pledge

The Civility and Respect Project has released a new video to encourage local (parish and town) councils to sign up for its pledge.

The video features sector-leading representatives explaining the civility and respect pledge and encouraging local councils to sign up to help tackle poor behaviour and join the culture change for the local council sector. The video can be used as part of a council meeting... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Oct 2022 10:08 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Civility And Respect

LRALC advice on additional bank holiday for council staff

We're getting a lot of enquiries from Councils and County Associations regarding the extra Bank Holiday and how to accommodate it when calculating holiday entitlement and pay for staff on NJC contracts.

If your faced with a similar dilemma, hopefully the following will help:

  • Normal Years

For NJC contracted Employees with 5 years or more continuous service, the usual FTE holiday entitlement is 25 days... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:56 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, queen

NALC statement on meetings and mourning period

  • statement on council meetings and notice period during the mourning period is below:

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has provided advice to our network of 43 county associations of local councils and local (parish and town) councils on council meetings and notice periods during the period of National Mourning.

This advice states that on the days within the mourning period up until the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Meetings, Mourning, Nalc, Queen

Conflicting advice from NALC & Richard Harwood KC on meeting dates

At a meeting this morning NALC Legal outlined the reasons and alleged errors that lead them to strongly disagree with the view issues by Richard Harwood KC.

LRALC has strongly requested that a statement is issued from NALC on this to address the confusion.

In essence, NALC Legal's view on meetings still stands.

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Nalc, Queen

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