The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide.
The 2022 edition of the guide has made updates to section five on the non-statutory guidance for clerks and responsible financial officers. This section leads councils to prepare and take their AGAR and its supporting papers to the council... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:10 by Jake Atkinson
The second draft of the 2022 version of Governance and Accountability (the proper practices, also known as the practitioner's guide) including a total rewrite of Section 5 has gone out for checking.
40 experts from all aspects of Local Council Governance have been involved in drafting the document with a view to producing a document that should be much more usable for Councils. Recent versions of the... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 23:12 by Jake Atkinson
The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) has published a new edition of the Practitioners' Guide (otherwise known as Governance and Accountability for Local Councils) and have also written a letter to practitioners' (e.g. clerks, internal auditors, and councillors) clarifying a range of queries.
The letter addresses queries on communications, virtual meetings, the financial year to which... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:59 by Jake Atkinson
Finally the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group (JPAG) has published the new Governance and Accountability Guide. At their February meeting JPAG approved some modest amendments to the wording of the guide and while the content is not greatly changed a minor error affecting parish meetings has been corrected and some of the explanations in Part 5 have been made clearer.
This new 2017 edition of the guide... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:35 by Jake Atkinson