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Guidance for those attending virtual meetings (and other guidance)

An example of locally produced guidance for those attending virtual meetings can be found in our members Document section of the website.

You will also find the locally produced revised Standing Orders example, the NALC guide to remote meetings, together with two legal updates ( LO1-20 on virtual meetings and L02-20 updating on employment law) now included within our database.

Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 11:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

Change in the 2020 Practitioner's Guide – recording of employment costs for the 2020/21 year

Para 2.16 of the latest 2020 JPAG Guide says staff costs for Line 4 now exclude mileage and other travelling and subsistence allowances, whereas the March 2019 Guide said to include such mileage and travel expenses here. With this change coming into effect in the 2020/21 AGAR, it might be a good idea to change the layout of your spread-sheet/cashbook at the start of the year so that you are recording... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR, JPAG

A great response to Covid19 from Harling Parish Council

HARLING PARISH COUNCIL'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

Across 4 days …….

Wednesday 18th March 2020

An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council was held, this meeting scheduled as soon as the council realised the seriousness of this virus and the impact it may have on their Parish.

At this meeting they invited Dr A Hayward, a retired GP in East Harling. Dr Hayward advised the council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:45 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Coronarvirus

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

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