The job of running a County Association of Local Councils can be a challenging one. As well as running and developing an organisation with no guaranteed funding, you have to be on the ball 100% of the time when giving formal advice to councils. Even advice which may appear innocuous when being given can end up being publicly scrutinised by any one of a number of people wishing to show that advice to... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:54 by Jake Atkinson
LRALC is proud to have secured a total of over £50,000 (and climbing) of emergency funding for Leicestershire local councils over the last couple of months. The vast majority of this money may not have been available for our member councils without the direct involvement of LRALC (with partnership support from LCC).
The money has been provided to a number of member councils to offset the financial... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:06 by Jake Atkinson
Run in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.
Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing 26th November 6pm
Time: Nov 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing 27th November 10am
Time: Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM London
Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:48 by Jake Atkinson
See below for details of a webinar being run by HMRC:
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.
The scheme closes on 31 October and you will need to make any final claims on or... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:19 by Jake Atkinson
The Prime Minister has just announced a new set of rules which he says the nation must follow for at least 6 months. These rules will inevitably affect parish councils directly.
More to follow.
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:47 by Jake Atkinson
ACRE have published their latest guidance on operating community buildings during the current pandemic. They have also provided risk assessment templates for users and managers of such facilities. Click the respective links below.
Posted: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12 by Jake Atkinson
LRALC will be providing guidance on specific areas of interest for member councils in Friday's round robin but for now here are the newly re-issued guidance notes from government on the new rules.
Green Spaces here.
Council Buildings here.
Community Facilities here.
Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 18:26 by Jake Atkinson
The Government has just this evening announced the introduction of a ban of gatherings above 6 people with some limited exceptions. See the BBC News item on the announcement here.
Although at this stage there is uncertainty about whether this ban will apply to parish and town council meetings, LRALC's advice is that ALL parish and town councils should put any plans to return to physical meetings on... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 22:32 by Jake Atkinson
A reminder to member councils that our colleagues at NALC have pulled together resources produced by themselves, County Associations, Government, and a range of sector specialists/trade bodies on their Coronavirus Webpage.
It compiles a range of excellent guidance on things like council meetings, play areas, community buildings, etc., and supplements them with useful resources such as template risk... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:42 by Jake Atkinson
The government have published the following update which is relevant to parish and town councils:
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Added link to Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance for the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:07 by Jake Atkinson