The forthcoming elections on 2 May 2019 falls within the statutory period (1 March to 1 June) that local councils hold their Annual Parish or Town Meeting – the annual assembly of residents of the area, not a Council meeting.
Many Councils use their parish / town meeting as an opportunity to report on achievements and finances during the previous 12 months. Often, Councils hold annual awards promoting... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:15 by Helen Carrier
There are two important changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996, affecting pay slip information, which will come into force on 6 April:
- Employers must include the total number of hours worked where the pay varies according to the hours worked, for example under variable hours or zero hour contracts.
- Payslips must be given to 'workers' and not just employee
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:00 by Helen Carrier
Click here to see the great positive feedback received from our January training courses. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback.
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
For Councils that are VAT registered HMRC announced in October that local authority participation in Making Tax Digital for VAT had been deferred for six months and will commence on 1 October 2019, not in April as originally thought. Councils will not have to submit VAT returns digitally until then but may join the pilot scheme from 1 April 2019 if they wish.
Councils that are not VAT-registered and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier
A year-long Parliamentary inquiry into ethical standards in local government, published today (30 January), has backed calls from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) for reforms to the current regime aimed at improving behaviour in 10,000 local (parish and town) councils.
NALC has campaigned for a range of measures to be introduced to support high standards of conduct by its 100,000 local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:00 by Helen Carrier
Ringstead Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work 25 hours per month. Further information is available on the Vacancies page.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier
Marlingford & Colton Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to work four hours a week. Further information is available on the Vacancies page. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2019
Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 14:30 by Helen Carrier
We are aware that some of you are becoming concerned about the implications of a no deal Brexit. If there are any particular concerns for your town or parish let Russell Reeve know. National ALC will be looking to provide support us as best as it is able, and locally we might need to become engaged in dealing with challenges which could arise in our communities. Hopefully, the situation will be clearer... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
LTN-80 Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)- March 2017
This LTN provides guidance on the statutory standards framework, specifically the application and promotion of a council's Code of Conduct and how complaints are managed. It also considers registration of interests, both pecuniary and other interests that local councils include in their adopted Code... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:41 by Helen Carrier