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Local Council Key Dates

As an aid to help new Clerks and Councillors LRALC has produced the attached schedule of key dates for the Parish/ Town Council diary.

Posted: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:11 by admin

Tags: Guidance, LRALC

BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

BHIB Insurance Brokers have kindly sponsored the production of 250 USB sticks for use by LRALC at its training events for councillors, chairmen, and clerks.

Ashwin Mistry OBE, Chief Executive of BHIB, handed over the USB sticks to Jake Atkinson, Chief Executive of LRALC, at their Leicester HQ earlier today.

The sticks will be provided free of charge to training delegates on LRALC core training courses... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Training

Establishing eligibility for office

We have received several enquiries recently from councils wishing to co-opt a new councillor but unsure about the said councillor's eligibility for office. Local councils are required to ensure that persons co-opted to the council are eligible to hold office as a local councillor. The qualifications and disqualifications are contained in the Local Government Act 1972, Sections 79 and 80.

As an added... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:17 by admin


PKF Littlejohn - FREE external audit briefing

Just a reminder about PKF Littlejohn's free external audit briefing on 26th February 2018, 11.30am - 1.00pm, at Elizabeth Park Sports and Community Centre, Thurmaston. Please see here for booking details:

If you are unable to attend this you can still access a recorded version of PKF Littlejohn's recent webinar (along with slides and FAQs) here: Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:06 by admin

Tags: Finance & Audit

Understanding Charitable Trusts and Parish/ Town Councils…

Rest assured - help is out there!

Is your parish council a charitable trustee? Does your council own assets that are subject to a charitable trust? If the answer to either of these questions is yes (or indeed you are not sure!) then LRALC's forthcoming course Charitable Trusts and Parish/Town Councils - Navigating the Minefield is for you!

Understanding the context

Many parish and town councils are trustees... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:53 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Training

LRALC 2017 Newsletter No.6 available now!

The latest LRALC newsletter is available to download. Contents include:

Top Tip – don't forget PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)!

GDPR and the need for a Data Protection Officer

LRALC Internal Audit Service Fees 2018-19

Personnel Advice & Solutions Ltd – Council HR News

PSSLive Asset Management System

LLR Prepared Week Webinars

Community Emergency Stores Scheme

MTFS consultation

Leicestershire... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:52 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Newsletter

No "capping" (referendum principles) for Parishes for three years

The Local Government finance settlement was presented to the House of Commons yesterday.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced "that the government intends to defer the setting of referendum principles for town and parish councils for 3 three years".

For further information, please click here

Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Financial, Guidance, LRALC, Precept

Get ready for Winter: a checklist for parish and town councils

The MyCommunity website, which is managed by Locality for the Government, has produced a blog to help councils check if they are aware of the emergency risks in their area, as well as a handy checklist covering everything needed to get winter ready.

You can also link your parish or town council/community web pages to the Get ready for winter website.

For more information, please click here

Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, LRALC

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