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
Shouldham Parish Council are seeking a new Parish Clerk with a preferred start date prior to the 28 February 2019. Further information is available on the Vacancies page.
Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier
Monday, 28 January is the internationally recognised day for Data Protection, with a call to be aware of the moral, economic and reputational dangers of personal data breaches.
Data Protection Day was started in 2006 by the Council of Europe as a response to the increasing use and processing of individual's personal data. Data Protection Day is now celebrated globally and is called Privacy Day outside... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 10:15 by Helen Carrier
Our conference will be taking place on 14 March 2019 at the Roundwood Function & Conference Centre, Taverham. We have some excellent speakers confirmed, covering key finance, legal and planning matters, together with some other topics which will be of high relevance to parish and town councils in a post-Brexit Britain, and alongside plans for participative seminars and exhibitors. Click here to... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:30 by Helen Carrier