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
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
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: https://www.leicestershireandrutlandalc.gov.uk/pkf-littlejohn---external-audit.html.
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: https://www.pkf-littlejohn.com/services-limited-assurance-regime-useful-documents-and-links... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:06 by admin
The latest NALC briefing on the role of the Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation is available for download below. You must be logged in to this website as a user in order to access it.
Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:10 by Jake Atkinson
In the 7+ years I have been delivering training and providing advice on behalf of LRALC as its Chief Officer/Executive there have been many many occasions where it has been made clear to me that some of those receiving LRALC's guidance have been a little cynical as to the importance of applying some of the legal and procedural requirements to their councils. This is often the case when those councils... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:16 by Jake Atkinson
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
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
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
Further support and guidance is now available to help member councils prepare for the implementation of the new sector wide requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.
We now only 6 months from the deadline for compliance and our advice is that councils should have a standing agenda item at council meetings leading up to the 18 May deadline so that councillors are fully in control of... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:08 by Jake Atkinson