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The 2022 Practitioners' Guide is in our Document Library

The Practitioners' Guide ('the guide') is issued by the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) to support the preparation by smaller authorities in England of statutory annual accounting and governance statements found in the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.
This 2022 edition of the Guide applies in respect of financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2022.

The Guide is... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 May 2022 11:30 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: AGAR, Publications

AGAR!! Is this your first time? Join our upcoming training session.

AGAR!! Is this your first time? Join our upcoming training session.

Book your place on our AGAR training, Tuesday, 10.30am.

Pauline James is our Tutor for this course, designed to equip new Clerks, or those who have very limited experience of year-end activities. The session will cover the reconciliation of the cashbook to the bank statements, completion of the AGAR form, (also known as the Annual Return), the Variance Analysis, an example of a set of accounts, and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:16 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: Training

Sustainable Energy & EVCs - Do Local Councils have the Power?

Many local councils are considering energy generation as part of their commitment towards their carbon reduction. But without the General Power of Competence, many Councils are challenged in ensuring they have specific powers to legally support their initiatives. This LTN considers the options for councils.

Posted: Wed, 13 Apr 2022 10:25 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: Climate Change, LTN

CiLCA success - Justine Luckhurst, Necton Parish Council

CiLCA success - Justine Luckhurst, Necton Parish Council

Congratulations to Justine Luckhurst, who achieved her Certificate in Local Council Administration this month. Justine is Clerk to Necton Parish Council, with about two years experience in the post, she undertake her CiLCA studies with us in September 2021.

"I am so glad I went through the CilCA training, at first the idea of additional work and completing assessments was daunting but the training and... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 13:00 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: CiLCA, General Power of Competence, Training

How to make your community buildings Green, Accessible & Energy Efficient

Poster of event

Leading UK property advice charity, the Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this FREE property webinar for voluntary organisations in partnership with CAN.

21 July 2022, 1pm to 2pm via zoom.

To book: email

This informative webinar run by experienced surveyors and property advisers, covers the basics of premises management to help you turn your... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Apr 2022 13:05 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: Community Action Norfolk, Community Asset, Environmental


As part of our service to local councils and an increasing requirement for temporary administration support during staff turn-round, Norfolk ALC is seeking to expand its Locum Support register.

If you have relevant experience or qualifications in council business administration with some available time to convert your skills to assist others, please contact with your... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 15:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Locum

Parish Online Training

Parish Online Training

The following group training sessions will be held during the next five weeks.

Group sessions are held twice weekly, on Wednesdays at 10am, with a repeat on Thursdays at 3pm, trying to cater to most calendars:

30-31 Mar: Basics 101 - Introduction to Parish Online

06-07 Apr: Basics 102 - First Row Menus, and Geometries

13-14 Apr: Basics 104 - All other menus

20-21 Apr: Basics 103 - Asset Manager

27-28 Apr:... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 14:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Parish Online

Summer Conference

Summer Conference

Norfolk ALC will be holding a Summer Conference at Fakenham Racecourse on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Headline Speaker - Bob Flowerdew - organic gardener and television and radio presenter. He is a regular panel member of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

Other Speakers:

Asher Minns, co-Chair of the Norwich Climate Commission and Executive Director or the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UEA... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Conference

2021/22 Audit

2021/22 Audit

AGAR forms, submission requirements and timeline and deadlines are now available to view and download on PKF Littlejohn's website

Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR, Annual Return, PKF Littlejohn

Norfolk ALC Vacancy

Norfolk ALC Vacancy

Training Officer/Co-Ordinator

Salary to £35,000 pa dependent upon qualifications and experience, plus 5% employer contribution to NEST workplace pension.

For more information visit the Vacancies page.

Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 08:59 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Vacancies

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