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New 2020-21 Pay Scales Issued by NALC

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

The briefing includes updated pay scales in line with the 2004 national agreement for the sector.

On 24 August, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) announced that an agreement... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:11 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Finance, NALC, SLCC, employment, staff

Ledbury and improving behaviours in the sector

NALC Legal has produced a briefing on the Ledbury judgment (

NALC are in discussion with the SLCC on a joint initiative to promote good governance and NALC have a working draft which will be discussed with SLCC this week.

Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:56 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Staff, employment

Appointment of Training and Advice Manager

LRALC has appointed Frances Webster as its Training and Advice Manager. Frances is CiLCA qualified and has a Law degree. She has been Clerk to Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council since early 2013 (and more recently to Smeeton Westerby Parish Council as well) and before that had a career in law and advice work. Frances has a wealth of skills that she is bringing to LRALC and we believe she will be a real... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:28 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, staff

Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

Here at LRALC we have been alarmed to discover that there are still local councils who believe that pension auto-enrolment does not impact on them as they have no employees for whom they have a duty to auto-enrol (e.g. because employee earnings are too low or because the employee is of pensionable age).

Some duties apply to ALL employers, even if your staff aren't eligible to be automatically enrolled... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Pensions, Staff, employment, pay

Pension Auto Enrolment - No Staff Eligible for Enrolment?

We get many queries from member councils who do not have any staff that require enrolment into a pension.

The most common of these questions are:

1) Which tasks do I need to carry out if I don't have staff that need to be put into a pension scheme?

2) Do I need to set up a pension scheme if none of my staff need to be put into one?

The Pensions Regulator website is regularly updated, and the answers to... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Staff, employment, hmrc, pay, pensions

Parish and Town Council Payroll Service

Following a number of requests from member councils the LRALC Executive Committee considered endorsing a local council payroll provider at its meeting before Christmas.

As a result of this LRALC now endorses the payroll service provided by DCK Beavers. Many of you will know that DCK Beavers hold the contract to provide the NALC Accounts and Audit service, and have worked with the sector for many years.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Finance & Audit, LRALC, Staff, hmrc, pay, payroll, pensions

Revised 2014-16 Local Council Clerk Pay Scales Published

The newly updated (in line with the national settlement agreed last week) pay scales are available to download below.

Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:53 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Staff, pay, slcc

New Pay Scales published following pay settlement

NALC and SLCC have jointly issued the revised pay scales following the agreed pay increase of 1%. This pay increase is backdated to 1st April 2013. Due to the timing of the issuing of the new pay scales it is likely many councils will not apply the new scales until the August salary payment, which will mean 5 months worth of back-pay will need to be applied.

See the member only briefing below for the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:49 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Employment, Finance & Audit, NALC, Staff