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
The new 2018 version of the NALC Model Standing Orders are now available to download (member councils only).
Posted: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:25 by Jake Atkinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published, free for its members, a comprehensive toolkit to support local councils prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.
This toolkit provides a number of practical tools to assist local councils with GDPR compliance, in the form of an action plan checklist and a data audit questionnaire,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:59 by Jake Atkinson
The latest NALC briefing on the role of the Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation is available for download below. You must be logged in to this website as a user in order to access it.
Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:10 by Jake Atkinson
Further support and guidance is now available to help member councils prepare for the implementation of the new sector wide requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.
We now only 6 months from the deadline for compliance and our advice is that councils should have a standing agenda item at council meetings leading up to the 18 May deadline so that councillors are fully in control of... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:08 by Jake Atkinson
A reminder that a wide range of free (to member councils) publications are available on the NALC website. Although we list new NALC publications on our news page as and when they are published, this page lists them individually. Development tools can be found here.
As member councils will be aware, this year alone there have been a number of new/revised publications published by NALC and these are a... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:02 by Jake Atkinson
NALC has announced the publication of the Good Councillors Guide to Neighbourhood Planning. This vital and innovative guide is the first of its kind and is aimed at local councillors who are interested in finding out more about their role in relation to neighbourhood planning.
The guide is available now to download (see link below)
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 13:35 by admin
The all new Good Councillors Guide is now published (see link below) and is recommended for all local council Councillors as essential reading. Its also great for Clerks!
As always, delegates attending LRALC Chairman's training and Councillor training will receive free hard copies, but councils will also be able to order hard copies from us shortly (an online order form will be added here shortly).... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:10 by Jake Atkinson
A General Election will take place 8 June 2017, this follows an announcement by the prime minister on Tuesday and a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Purdah for the General Election is likely to start on the day that Parliament is dissolved – expected to be 3 May – and continue until after polling day.The purdah period before General Elections is not regulated by law, but governed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:30 by Jake Atkinson
Unfortunately from time to time a case arises nationally where it is clear that a Parish Council has given a grant to an external body with "no strings attached", i.e. no form of written agreement or conditions specified, even in terms of simple reporting back by the beneficiary of the grant. Virtually every other source of grant funding nationally and locally comes in the form of a contractual agreement,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:03 by Jake Atkinson