There will never be a better year to study for CiLCA – the professional qualification for Local Council Clerks. Bookings are now open for our next CiLCA course, which starts in July. For this year only, eligible Clerks across Norfolk will qualify for a 50% reduction in both our tuition/support fees of £300 and the SLCC registration fees of £350. This will brings the cost down from... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:30 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, 29 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
Two new dates have been added to the calendar:
Role of the Clerk - 21 & 28 May 2019, Carrowbreck House
Being An Effective Councillor - 27 June 2019, Carrowbreck House
For more information click here
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:30 by Helen Carrier
A case study on securing an asset of community value – a guide to how it was done at Watlington Parish Council.
Pubs and villages are particularly important services for our rural villages, often being the only venue where local people can meet and socialise. Their demise impacts on the social well-being of the area. Promotion and protection of social well-being is a fundamental element of Parish... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier
The Department for Transport has published guidelines for councils saying that pointless road signs should be removed amid warnings that they waste taxpayers' money, clutter streets and confuse motorists. Principal councils are told to audit signs in their area and remove those that are "obsolete or unnecessary". They should also adopt a "less is more" approach to the use of future traffics signs,... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:45 by Helen Carrier
Aldborough and Thurgarton Parish Council is looking for a locum clerk for around three months while they recruit a permanent Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. Please contact Martin Elliot, Chairman, for more information by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07517 987 465
Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:45 by Helen Carrier
Activities are now being planned around Norfolk for the Great British Spring Clean between 22 March and 23 April 2019. Examples include those at Marham, Necton and Denver (see websites). Let us know if your council is doing anything particularly unusual or innovative!
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier
PKF Littlejohn guidance for the 2018/19 financial year-end will be on their website from today www.pkf-littlejohn.com
AGAR forms are being emailed in week commencing 25 March.
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier
The impact of loneliness and social isolation is significant for many residents in our communities in Norfolk. To tackle this problem, Norfolk County Council adult social services are investing in ways of preventing and reducing loneliness that address the barriers to people having the quality and quantity of social connections that they would like. This approach is explained in the attached document.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:30 by Helen Carrier
As you are aware, PKF Littlejohn LLP is appointed by SAAA as the external auditor for all smaller authorities in your county areas for the five years between 2017/18 to 2021/22 years. As we approach the end of 2018/19, we would like to provide a short webinar update for your members to access from our website. We are recording the webinar on Tuesday 19 March and the recording and slides will be available... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier