GDPR - 12 steps to compliance (Steps 1-12)

Please find attached the remaining sections of our 12-step guide to GDPR compliance. This document is the work of our new Training and Advice Manager, Frances Webster, and is intended to take the ICO's 12 steps and turn them into practical guidance and support specifically for local councils. I'm sure ...

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Council tax figures 2018-19

The average band D council tax set by local authorities in England for 2018-19 is £1,671, an increase of £81 or 5.1% on last year's figure of £1,591. This includes the parish precepts and represents the highest council tax increase since the mid 2000s ...

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Consultation on unauthorised developments and encampments

Please see below for important information from NALC on a current consultation:

Dear colleague,

As you may know, the Government have recently issued a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampments. The consultation document can be found here ...

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Cancellation of Councillor Training 11th April 2018

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Councillor training planned for today (11th April 2018) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

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New NALC Model Standing Orders 2018 published

The new 2018 version of the NALC Model Standing Orders are now available to download (member councils only).

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LRALC achieves 100% membership levels amongst Leicestershire local councils

Having just returned from a meeting of Snarestone Parish Council in North West Leicestershire I am very pleased to report that with Snarestone's decision this evening to rejoin LRALC we now have all local councils in Leicestershire in membership.

Thank you ...

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Leicestershire County Council - Parish & Town Council Grass Cutting update

Leicestershire County Council colleagues would like to advise Parish and Town Councils that the grass cutting season commences on Tuesday 3rd April after the Easter Weekend.

Information on cutting dates for urban and rural grass cutting, including high speed roads, will ...

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Increase of pension automatic enrolment contributions from 6th April

The minimum contributions that employers and their staff pay into automatic enrolment workplace pension schemes are increasing. This includes local councils as employers where they have eligible staff (see NALC LTN 79 here for specific local councils advice) ...

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Spending parish council money on your local church (including burials): what are parish councils legally allowed to do?

As we always say in our well-attended and popular Councillor Training sessions, modern parish councils often encounter difficulties operating effectively within a framework of rather older (and dare we suggest outdated) legislation.

As LRALC has previously ...

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CANCELLED - Planning Nuts and Bolts training - 22nd March 2018

Unfortunately this course has had to be postponed due to the trainer being ill. We will confirm the new date within the next couple of weeks. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

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New guidance on local government investments

The Government has published a new edition of its statutory guidance on local government investments. The new edition applies in England only, for accounting periods starting on or after 1st April 2018. The guidance can be found by clicking here.

The main ...

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PKF Littlejohn - External Audit briefing - presentation

It was great to see so many of you at PKF Littlejohn's External Audit briefing last week. We have now received a copy of the power point slides for you to access to review the course content.

You will recall that Senior Audit Manager Rebecca Plane promised to provide ...

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URGENT - Clerks 3 postponed due to weather

Today's clerks 3 course has been postponed due to the forecast of snow all afternoon in Anstey. Please do not travel. We will be calling all delegates to inform them and provide the new date.

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Finding & Bidding for Project Funding - Tonight’s course is running!

Please note no snow is forecast at our training venue in Anstey for tonight's course and so it is definitely running. All booked delegates should attend.

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NALC launches new toolkit on General Data Protection Regulation

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC)has published, free for its members, a comprehensive toolkit to support local councils prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.

This ...

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Local Council Key Dates

As an aid to help new Clerks and Councillors LRALC has produced the attached schedule of key dates for the Parish/ Town Council diary.

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BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

BHIB Insurance Brokers have kindly sponsored the production of 250 USB sticks for use by LRALC at its training events for councillors, chairmen, and clerks.

Ashwin Mistry OBE, Chief Executive of BHIB, handed over the USB sticks to Jake Atkinson, Chief Executive of LRALC, at ...

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Establishing eligibility for office

We have received several enquiries recently from councils wishing to co-opt a new councillor but unsure about the said councillor's eligibility for office. Local councils are required to ensure that persons co-opted to the council are eligible to hold office as a local councillor. The qualifications ...

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PFK Littlejohn - FREE external audit briefing

Just a reminder about PKF Littlejohn's free external audit briefing on 26th February 2018, 11.30am - 1.00pm, at Elizabeth Park Sports and Community Centre, Thurmaston. Please see here for booking details:

If ...

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NALC Data Protection Officer Briefing L10-17

The latest NALC briefing on the role of the Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation is available for download below. You must be logged in to this website as a user in order to access it.

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