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Local Council Meetings – what is the law now?

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (the 2020 Regulations) now allow Town and Parish Councils to conduct remote meetings. We have recently published some guides to help councils prepare themselves for this new way of meeting. You will find links to these guides in our... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

A picture is worth a 1000 words!

A picture is worth a 1000 words!

Bunwell now have three telephone kiosks, each with a defibrillator and free book and DVD exchanges in them.

Picture courtesy of Cllr Phil Gledhill.

Well done Phil and the rest of the Council!

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Phonebox

Joint Practitioners Action Group (JPAG)

JPAG has produced updated flow charts and step-by-step guides related to the changes to audit time frames. These can be found on our JPAG webpage

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:01 by Helen Carrier

Tags: JPAG

How Prepared Is Your Council For Virtual Meetings?

How Prepared Is Your Council For Virtual Meetings?

Please complete our survey of the preparedness of Norfolk's town and parish councils at this present time for having virtual meetings here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NZKRSYQ

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronavirus

Council efforts within communities during this difficult time

Council efforts within communities during this difficult time

Here's an image of a very quick poll which was taken on one of the recent clerk's Zoom conferences this week. An indicator of the great parish council efforts happening within communities.

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

Norfolk ALC Guide to using Zoom

Norfolk ALC Guide to using Zoom

Norfolk ALC Guide to using Zoom - by Gabbie Joyce

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus, Zoom

Norfolk Clerks, are you claiming your ‘working at home’ tax allowance?

Norfolk Clerks, are you claiming your ‘working at home’ tax allowance?

There is a tax allowance for employees whose place of work is their home and this can be claimed if your employer is not reimbursing homeworking costs.

Let's look at what HMRC allow for first: there is a 'working at home' allowance which can be claimed by any individual who must work from home. This allowance starts at £26 a month as a flat rate that doesn't need any receipts as justification.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Home Allowance

Training Webinars

For this week, we have also scheduled webinars covering employment aspects of the coronavirus virus with our colleagues at Cambridgeshire ALC. These will be for about an hour, covering: HR basics, protecting the workforce, sick pay and SSP, staff planning, business continuity, staff mental health and well-being issues. To book, please contact Samantha Sharp at office@capalc.org.uk Your time options... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:15 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

Keeping in Touch - Zoom meetings this week

Keeping in Touch - Zoom meetings this week

We will again be holding our Zoom conference calls this week.

Wednesday 8 April – Clerk Conference calls
South Norfolk, Broadland and GYBC member councils at 2pm.
North Norfolk, Breckland and KLWN member councils at 3.30pm.

Wednesday 8 April – Chairman Conference calls
South Norfolk, Broadland and GYBC member councils at 5pm.
North Norfolk, Breckland and KLWN member councils at 7pm.

Please... Read More »



Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

Local Council Meetings - Latest Update

Yesterday, the government published The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020. National ALC has today launched two documents — a legal briefing note on their interpretation of the regulations and practical guidance for local councils on how to hold effective remote council... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:41 by Gabbie Joyce

Tags: Coronarvirus

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