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

New guidance on local government investments

The Government has published a new edition of its statutory guidance on local government investments. The new edition applies in England only, for accounting periods starting on or after 1st April 2018. The guidance can be found by clicking here.

The main change is that the guidance is now mandatory for parish and town councils where investments exceed or are expected to exceed £100,000 in the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Guidance, audit, Finance & Audit, investments, reserves

PKF Littlejohn - External Audit briefing - presentation

It was great to see so many of you at PKF Littlejohn's External Audit briefing last week. We have now received a copy of the power point slides for you to access to review the course content.

You will recall that Senior Audit Manager Rebecca Plane promised to provide an update on whether Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR Part 3 (for those authorities subject to a limited assurance review) could be submitted... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:36 by admin

Tags: Finance & Audit

URGENT - Clerks 3 postponed due to weather

Today's clerks 3 course has been postponed due to the forecast of snow all afternoon in Anstey. Please do not travel. We will be calling all delegates to inform them and provide the new date.

Posted: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:47 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

Finding & Bidding for Project Funding - Tonight’s course is running!

Please note no snow is forecast at our training venue in Anstey for tonight's course and so it is definitely running. All booked delegates should attend.

Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

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: LRALC, Guidance

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

Tags: LRALC

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: 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

Tags: Finance & Audit

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