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NALC Summary Report on "Levelling Up" White Paper

NALC Summary Report on "Levelling Up" White Paper

Please see below for a copy of the NALC summary of the Levelling Up white paper .

Posted: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 22:16 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Levelling Up

LRALC Launches New Member Service - Payroll Lite

Dear Member Council,

LRALC is always looking for ways to improve and widen the benefits we offer to our member councils. The subject of payroll is an ongoing issue for many, with concerns around accuracy, compliance when running it in-house, and the affordability of outside providers. With this in mind, we have teamed up DCK Payroll Solutions ( to design a new service that... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 00:20 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Payroll

Barrowden Parish Council leads on government planning change campaign

Barrowden Parish Council (BPC) and their Chairman Cllr Gordon Brown have used the Sustainable Communities Act to work with LRALC and NALC in submitting a formal request to government to change the law.

The proposal submitted by BPC was that building Control Inspectors as part of their on site inspections be required to check that overall dimensions, floor levels, and external window and door locations... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 09:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Planning, Policy

NALC responds to Levelling Up white paper

Cllr Keith Stevens, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), has responded to the government's publication of the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper.

"Today's white paper is a welcome and positive first step down the long road ahead to levelling up, further devolution and empowering local communities.

The government has rightly recognised the local leadership role of England's... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 09:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Levelling Up, Policy

Could you be one of LRALC’s next Company Directors?

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils has a long and proud history of supporting parish and town councils and parish meetings over more than 80 years.

We are a professional membership association for local councils. In 2022 our role and range of services as a county association is greater than ever, and in 2018 we became the first County Association to achieve 100% membership of councils... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 11:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Board, Director, LRALC

LRALC Office Temporarily Closed Due To Covid - Monday 31st January

Two LRALC staff members are currently having to isolate due to Covid. Unfortunately this coincides with our third member of staff, Ja'Neen, finishing her employment with LRALC.

As such the LRALC office will not be physically staffed Monday 31st January. However, telephone calls and queries placed via the ticket system will be responded to remotely, though it may take slightly longer than normal as there... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 11:20 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Office

Will you be LRALC's next Deputy Chief Executive?

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)

Circa £30,000 depending upon experience.

Full Time (37 hrs per week, potential to reduce to 30 hrs if required) with 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... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:45 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Job, Lralc, Vacancy

No council tax referendum principles in 2022/23 for local councils

On 16 December the secretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, published the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2022/23 which includes the welcome confirmation of no referendum principles for local councils in 2022/23.

As you may know, NALC have continued to lobby for this including through their spending review submission and will be responding to this... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 14:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

Leicestershire County Council’s Strategic Plan 2022/2026 - Video Briefing for Parishes

Parishes are invited to have their say on the Leicestershire County Council's proposed strategic plan 2022-2026, which sets out LCC's ambitions and priorities for the years ahead. It outlines what they want to achieve and how they intend to do it.
A briefing by the County on the plan was hpsted by LRALC specifically for Leicestershire parishes, and this can be viewed here.

The proposed outcomes are:... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, strategic plan

LRALC Christmas Closure Dates

LRALC Christmas Closure Dates

LRALC will close at midday on Thursday 23rd December and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 4th January.

We hope all local council clerks, councillors, and employees have a wonderful Christmas!

Jake, Ja'Neen, and Kirstie

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 09:41 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Christmas, Closure

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