Author: Kevin Bacon
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 Kevin Bacon
Norfolk ALC Guide to using Zoom
Norfolk ALC Guide to using Zoom - by Gabbie Joyce
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:30 by Kevin Bacon
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 Kevin Bacon
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 email@example.com Your time options... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:15 by Kevin Bacon
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 Kevin Bacon
Local Council Meetings
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 Kevin Bacon
Funding for Charities, Parish Council and Ad Hoc Groups in Norfolk
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 Kevin Bacon
NATIONAL ALC UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS
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 Kevin Bacon
Keeping in Touch
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 Kevin Bacon
CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR CLERKS
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 Kevin Bacon