The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has piloted its first-ever Peer Review at Chippenham Town Council in Wiltshire recently.
This exciting joint initiative between NALC and the Local Government Association (LGA), part of their joint work on sector-led improvement, helps to showcase the strong ambition within the sector to rise to the challenge of devolution and to raise the standard within... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:35 by Jake Atkinson
Government has confirmed that the 3 year moratorium on the application of the referendum principles (sometimes known as "capping") to local parish and town councils is to continue for 2020-21.
However the Government 'remains concerned about the pressure placed on taxpayers from thousands of town and parish councils across England' and expects them to exercise 'even greater restraint' for 2020/21.
As... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:45 by Jake Atkinson
Public Works Board lending is offered at a fixed margin above the Government's cost of borrowing, as measured by gilt yields.
The Treasury raised the margin over gilts to 100bps (one percentage point) in 2010, to better reflect the availability of capital finance, and lowered it to 80bps over gilts in 2013.
Some local authorities have substantially increased their use of the PWLB in recent months, as... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:35 by Jake Atkinson
As always at this time of year we are publishing information to assist our member councils in ensuring that they are compliant and are fulfilling legal requirments placed upon them with regards to the annual audit process for all councils.
Councils which were eligible to certify as exempt from external audit (ie below £25k turnover), and did so, will receive nothing further from their external... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:01 by Jake Atkinson
Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils
Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)
£30,000+ (pro-rata) depending upon experience. 30 hrs per week (potential to become full-time) & attractive pension
Leicestershire and Rutland CALC provides member services to parish and town councils across the two counties. As part of the Association's commitment to improving the first... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:24 by Jake Atkinson
At it's Board Meeting on 10th September 2019 the LRALC Board of Directors elected Cllr John Springthorpe as Chairman and Cllr Tony Hirons as Vice-Chairman for 2019-20. Both have served on the Board and previously the Executive for some time now, John as Vice-Chairman.
This means we have had to say goodbye to Cllr Guy Jackson as Chairman, though he will remain as a Board Member. Guy has acted as Chairman... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:20 by Jake Atkinson
Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Clerks 1 training planned for today (2nd September 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:38 by admin
NALC has issued a revised version of its model Financial Regulations (FRs) which requires a relatively large number of amendments to be made to existing FRs used by councils that are based on the NALC model.
See below for the revised document and guidance on implementing the changes.
Posted: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 10:38 by Jake Atkinson
A reminder to all our member councils that the period of 30 working days granted for the exercise of public rights must include the first 10 working days of July. To meet statutory requirements all local councils must:
1. Fully and accurately complete the notice of public rights pro forma (see below for further details).
2. Publish (including on the council's website) the following documents, the day... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:08 by Frances Webster
A reminder that the submission deadline of 1st July is approaching. By this date councils should have submitted to PKF Littlejohn either:
- A completed & approved AGAR and all applicable supporting documents; or
- An Exemption Certificate .
Wherever possible, all documents should be submitted by email to email@example.com. Hard copies should be sent by post to: SBA Team PKF Littlejohn LLP 1 Westferry... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:01 by Frances Webster