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

Latest News

LRALC AGM - book your place now

Time is running out to book your place at our first AGM on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start, and key features of the event include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of member Services at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) attending as a guest speaker to talk about the national picture.
  • A range of stalls from national... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 09:04 by Frances Webster

Tags: LRALC

Election Myths Part 1

For some reason there is a common belief that exists among some parish councils that if all the councillors resign en masse or there are insufficient councillors to make a quorum folowing an election that somehow the council ceases to exist.

This is simply not the case, a council with no councillors is still a council as a local authority is a corporate body and accordingly has the appropriate legal... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:17 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Guidance, elections

The Pub is the Hub - New Rural Funding

The Government has announced a new funding stream to support the diversity of and therefore retention of rural pubs. Rural pubs across England could be expanded to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries thanks to £188,000 of government funding. The Pub is the hub will be administering the funding scheme with grants of up to £3000 being available.

For further information... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, Funding, Grants

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.

Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants. LGRC and NALC hope to attract at least 500 and up to 1000. Building on the 2016 event they hope to develop this into an annual festival for... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, training, expo, conference

Update from NALC on pre-election purdah guidance

In advance of the forthcoming local elections, NALC has updated and republished Legal Topic Note L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity which provides guidance on the pre-election (purdah) period. You can find this in the member's area of the website here (login required)

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:23 by Frances Webster

Tags: Nalc, Elections

PKF Littlejohn guidance and online training session

We have received confirmation that the recording of PKF Littlejohn's training update for 2018/19 is now available on their website here and via YouTube. The slides, including speaker notes, are also available on the website.

PKF Littlejohn has confirmed that they anticipate being able to upload the 2018/19 forms, pro forma templates and instructions to their website before the end of this week.

They... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:49 by Frances Webster

Tags: Finance & Audit

Cancellation of Councillor training 20th March 2019

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Councillor training planned for today (20th March 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:58 by admin

Tags: LRALC

Pension re-enrolment duties for local councils

A reminder that all parish and town councils have "re-enrolment" duties which must be carried out three years after the council's automatic enrolment staging date. The council's duties will vary depending on whether or not the council has staff to re-enrol. The council's duties include re- enrolling any opted out employees into a qualifying scheme every three years from the opt-out date.

Re-enrolment... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:24 by Frances Webster

Tags: Pensions

NALC Response to 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation

NALC's response to the 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation can be seen below. This covers the ongoing moratorium on "capping" for local councils, and reform of localisation of business rates to provide a share for local councils.

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Financial, consultation, Funding, Precept

Publication of councillors’ and candidates’ home addresses

LRALC wish to draw your attention to a letter from Rishi Sunak to local authorities regarding publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life that the Government should bring forward legislation to remove the requirement for candidates... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Guidance, Elections

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