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REMINDER - Sub £25,000 turnover councils - annual data sets due

REMINDER - Sub £25,000 turnover councils - annual data sets due

A reminder to all small (sub £25,000 turnover) parish councils that the deadline to publish the annual data sets required by law is rapidly approaching.

The statutory deadline is 1st July each year and the following items must all be published on a website:

  • All items of income and expenditure above £100.
  • End of year accounts. The end of year accounts should be accompanied by a copy of the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:42 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Audit, Meetings, Minutes, Parish Council, Small, Transparency

Office Closed For Board Meeting - Monday 13th June 2022

The office will be closed today due to staff leave and the June meeting of the LRALC Board. We will respond to any emails or phone messages by Tuesday 14th June.

Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Office

Leicestershire Annual Parish Liaison Event – Monday 4th July 2022

LRALC and LCC would like to invite Leicestershire parishes to this year's Annual Parish Liaison Event which will take place on the evening of Monday 4th July 2022 at County Hall, Glenfield.

The event will begin with a Market Place of LCC service departments and Partner Agencies offering information, advice, and guidance on a variety of topics. Jonathan Owen, CEO of NALC will be providing a national... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2022 11:21 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Conference, Lcc, Liaison

NEW TRAINING COURSE: 7th June - Building a two-way conversation with the wider community

LRALC have arranged to offer a new series of training courses in an area of increasing demand, namely Community Engagement, Consultation, and Involvement.

As parish and town councils increase their sphere of influence, control, and service delivery (not to mention financial resources funded by council tax), the need for councils to have a clear understanding of the need for and the benefits of community... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 12:17 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Consultation, Lralc, Training

Top tip – Election of Chairman and Annual Parish Council Meetings

By the end of this month every Parish Council should have held their Annual Parish Council Meeting, and the Chairman of the Parish Council should have called the Annual Parish Meeting (which must be held by 1st June each year).

LRALC is aware from some of the notices, minutes and agendas that we have seen that there is still confusion in some quarters about the requirements in relation to these meetings.... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 May 2022 16:05 by admin

Tags: Guidance, LRALC, annual meeting, chairman

Council Tax Levels for 2022-2023 - Average Parish Council Tax £74.94

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published statistical information about Council Tax levels for 2022/23.

Headline figures for town and parish councils are:

  • The average Band D precept charged by a parish council for 2022-23 will be £74.94, an increase of £3.07, or 4.3%, from 2021-22
  • Parish precepts in 2022-23 will total £655 million which is £37 million... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

Presentation from LRALC/H&BBC Community Governance Review Briefing

Presentation delivered by H&BBC officers.

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 19:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: CGR, H&BBC

Use of red diesel by councils

The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 has been amended from 1 April 2022, with Schedule 1 (Excepted Vehicles) being deleted and replaced by Schedule 1A (Excepted Machines), which significantly reduces the entailment to use red diesel (which contains a dye to indicate that fuel duty has not been paid).

ALL councils using red diesel should familiarise themselves with the new rules to avoid using red diesel... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 18:51 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Red Diesel

NALC publishes the 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide.

The 2022 edition of the guide has made updates to section five on the non-statutory guidance for clerks and responsible financial officers. This section leads councils to prepare and take their AGAR and its supporting papers to the council... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: JPAG, audit, finance, governance

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