On 2 April, 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. These regulations come into force on 4 April. NALC will be producing two documents which will be available next week — a legal briefing note on their interpretation of the regulations and... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:00 by Helen Carrier
As mentioned before, Norfolk Community Foundation sought our help to provide a pathway for emergency support funding to reach our various communities. Many councils have stepped forward to act as a funding conduit. Funding is available to support the work of registered charities, community groups and of parish councils.
To get funding details and application forms click: here
To give a donation to support... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:30 by Helen Carrier
The Coronavirus Bill passed through the House of Commons last week. You can find this here . This is enabling the Secretary of State to now make regulations to formally remove requirements to hold annual meetings and to allow virtual meetings until 7 May 2021. Typically, this approach is now involving clerks sharing emails of importance and, where councillor decisions are required, councillors being... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:30 by Helen Carrier
Last week we launched our new weekly conference calls (Zoom) with Clerks and Chairmen of local town and parish councils across Norfolk, where we can share our latest updates of national and local significance and hear directly from councils on their local activities, both the successes and challenges in supporting the needs of their vulnerable residents during this national crisis.
We will again be... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:30 by Helen Carrier
Clerks - in the midst of all that is happening, please give thought to what you will do if you yourself become unwell and unavailable. Do you have all your passwords ready to hand over? Is your laptop backed up recently? Do you have a contingency plan? Contact us if any concerns/difficulties arise.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:00 by Helen Carrier
For updates on what is happening for us nationally, ensure you visit https://www.nalc.gov.uk/coronavirus on a regular basis. This is being updated daily throughout the current emergency.
If you would also like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response bulletin.
Holding meetings - NALC strongly encourages councillors and staff to... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:30 by Helen Carrier
Gabbie and Russell are taking part in a national conference call each Wednesday morning and would like an opportunity to share messages, enable interaction on how everyone is getting on and to learn how we can best support you. We have looked at the options, and have chosen to try using the Zoom platform (which is also being used for our national conference calls). For this week, we propose:
Wednesday... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:00 by Helen Carrier
We are aware that clients may have questions regarding the Chancellor's announcement (20 March) of a range of measures to support employers and businesses due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This is a quick summary of our current view of the situation, which may change as further announcements are made.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
All UK employers can access support... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:00 by Helen Carrier