This enables the first tier of local government to spend a limited amount of money for purposes for which they have no other specific statutory power, helping them continue to invest their small share of council tax to support and improve their communities.
The thresholds for public procurement have changed for 2024. These apply to public contracts based on estimated value and you may need to comply with the full requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (which will be replaced by the Procurement Act, when it takes effect later in 2024).
All local councils can sign up to the LGA’s Employer Link service, which includes access to the Green Book and other employment advice and guidance. NALC has agreed with the LGA to a 15% discount on the first year.
NALC Chair Cllr Keith Stevens extends New Year wishes and gratitude to the sector and emphasises statutory responsibilities, advocates for civility and respect, and discusses ongoing projects. He outlines priorities and looks forward to collaboration over the next two years.
BT is rolling out its new home phone service, digital voice, on a region-by-region basis. Find out what this means for your community and those who depend on their landline.