Following requests from several member councils we have now scheduled a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course. The course is relevant to all Parish and Town councils who have determined, as part of their Risk Assessment, that first aid training covering emergency protocols is sufficient. The course involves a written assessment and continuous observation by the course training with successful... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018 10:53 by admin
NALC have this evening published the following statement:
Further update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill
- Yesterday during the Report and remaining stages of the Data Protection Bill, MPs accepted the Government amendment to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 18:58 by Jake Atkinson
LocalGov have published an article on NALC's forthcoming "stocktake" exercise on the role of local councils in the context of "Brexit, devolution, and the Government's austerity agenda".
See here for the full article.
Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 12:18 by Jake Atkinson
As of Monday 23rd April we have become "LRALC Ltd", with registered company number 11323405. See here for full details.
This marks the completion of a 18 month project to become a limited company, though there are still a small number of administrative tasks to complete before the old unincorporated association ceases to exist.
Member councils will not notice any immediate change in how we operate, but... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:26 by Jake Atkinson
NALC is currently undertaking a councillor census survey for parish and town councillors as part of wider work it is undertaking around broadening the demographic of those holding elected office. It is doing this through a specially created Commission.
Part of the Commission's aim is to undertake an assessment of the diversity of local councils. With this in mind, NALC have formed a Census Survey for... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:03 by Jake Atkinson
Please find attached the remaining sections of our 12-step guide to GDPR compliance. This document is the work of our new Training and Advice Manager, Frances Webster, and is intended to take the ICO's 12 steps and turn them into practical guidance and support specifically for local councils. I'm sure you'll agree with me that it is an excellent piece of work which will assist member councils in understanding... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:31 by admin
The average band D council tax set by local authorities in England for 2018-19 is £1,671, an increase of £81 or 5.1% on last year's figure of £1,591. This includes the parish precepts and represents the highest council tax increase since the mid 2000s.
For further information, please click here
The average band D precept charged by English parish councils in 2018-19 is £64.05,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:17 by Jake Atkinson
Please see below for important information from NALC on a current consultation:
As you may know, the Government have recently issued a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampments. The consultation document can be found here.
NALC will be responding to the consultation on behalf of the local councils that we represent. To help us we would like your... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:34 by Jake Atkinson
Unfortunately, due to illness, the Councillor training planned for today (11th April 2018) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Posted: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:08 by admin