Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland


LRALC advice on additional bank holiday for council staff

We're getting a lot of enquiries from Councils and County Associations regarding the extra Bank Holiday and how to accommodate it when calculating holiday entitlement and pay for staff on NJC contracts.

If your faced with a similar dilemma, hopefully the following will help:

  • Normal Years

For NJC contracted Employees with 5 years or more continuous service, the usual FTE holiday entitlement is 25 days... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 09:56 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, queen

NALC statement on meetings and mourning period

  • statement on council meetings and notice period during the mourning period is below:

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has provided advice to our network of 43 county associations of local councils and local (parish and town) councils on council meetings and notice periods during the period of National Mourning.

This advice states that on the days within the mourning period up until the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 15:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Meetings, Mourning, Nalc, Queen

Conflicting advice from NALC & Richard Harwood KC on meeting dates

At a meeting this morning NALC Legal outlined the reasons and alleged errors that lead them to strongly disagree with the view issues by Richard Harwood KC.

LRALC has strongly requested that a statement is issued from NALC on this to address the confusion.

In essence, NALC Legal's view on meetings still stands.

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Nalc, Queen

LRALC Update Number 4 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Thanks to our colleagues in Northants for sharing resources with us during this time. We are busy with AGM prep and are one full-time staff member down due to leave, so it is much appreciated.

Live Screening of the Funeral
As happened for the funeral of Prince Philip, the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensation will allow any communal setting where TV is not usually... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2022 10:15 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Queen

LRALC Update Number 3 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II


The Proclamation was read yesterday (Saturday) at St James's Palace. It will be read at 1300 today (Sunday) in Leicester and 1230 in Oakham. See here for local info for Leicester and Leicestershire: Timetable of events | Leicestershire County Council and here for Rutland: In memory of Her late... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 10:23 by Jake Atkinson


LRALC email containing guidance for Member Councils during period of mourning

Dear Member Council,

Due to email failure we are aware that some of our councils did not receive the below communication from us at 10.30am this morning. It is copied for your reference.

Dear Clerk,

I was very saddened to hear yesterday evening of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Having seen photos of The Queen on her feet on Tuesday, to hear that she had died yesterday was a shock. Even though... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:19 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Queen

Queen Elizabeth II 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

LRALC will be contacting all member councils on Friday 9th September with guidance on the steps they should take to mourn the passing of our monarch.

Flags should be flown at half-mast today.

The Queen's official condolence page is here.

You can download guidance from NACO on marking the Death... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 18:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Lralc, Queen