Rutland

External Audit: The Exercise of Public Rights

A reminder to all our member councils that the period of 30 working days granted for the exercise of public rights must include the first 10 working days of July. To meet statutory requirements all local councils must:

1. Fully and accurately complete the notice...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

External Audit submission deadline - 1st July 2019

A reminder that the submission deadline of 1st July is approaching. By this date councils should have submitted to PKF Littlejohn either:

  1. A completed & approved AGAR and all applicable supporting documents; or
  2. An Exemption Certificate .

Wherever possible,...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC AGM 2019 - agenda now available

Our 2019 Agenda is fast approaching and we are looking forward to welcoming you all at County Hall on 15th June ready for a 10.30am start.

There will be a range of stalls from national and local specialist companies who provide services and equipment to parish...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Accessibility Statement now available

NALC has now updated legal briefing L09-18 on the Public Sector Bodies (Websites And Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This briefing now links to the government's model accessibility statement which can be found here.

Legal briefing...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Star Council Awards

NALC is delighted to invite entries to the Star Council Awards, which they are running for the fifth successive year in 2019.

"The awards are a fantastic opportunity for local (parish and town) councils, councillors, clerks and county associations to showcase...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC call for nominations for the People's Award

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is calling on local (parish and town) councils to submit their nominations for the People's Award to mark today's official launch of Transport Planning Day 2019.

The Transport Planning Society (TPS) People's...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC AGM - book your place now

Time is running out to book your place at our first AGM on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Leicestershire County Council offices. Registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start, and key features of the event include:

  • Charlotte Eisenhart, Head of member Services...
Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Election Myths Part 1

For some reason there is a common belief that exists among some parish councils that if all the councillors resign en masse or there are insufficient councillors to make a quorum folowing an election that somehow the council ceases to exist.

This is simply...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

The Pub is the Hub - New Rural Funding

The Government has announced a new funding stream to support the diversity of and therefore retention of rural pubs. Rural pubs across England could be expanded to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries thanks to £188,000 of government...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LGRC/NALC LOCAL COUNCIL EXPO - Droitwich 21st June 2019

The Local Government Resource Center has agreed a partnership with NALC to stage the Local Council EXPO again this year, what they hope will be the largest single gathering for our sector.

Normally national sector events attract between 150 to 300 participants....

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Update from NALC on pre-election purdah guidance

In advance of the forthcoming local elections, NALC has updated and republished Legal Topic Note L01-19 on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity which provides guidance on the pre-election (purdah) period. You can find this in the member's...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

PKF Littlejohn guidance and online training session

We have received confirmation that the recording of PKF Littlejohn's training update for 2018/19 is now available on their website here and via YouTube. The slides, including speaker notes, are also available on the website.

PKF Littlejohn has confirmed that...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Cancellation of Councillor training 20th March 2019

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Councillor training planned for today (20th March 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Pension re-enrolment duties for local councils

A reminder that all parish and town councils have "re-enrolment" duties which must be carried out three years after the council's automatic enrolment staging date. The council's duties will vary depending on whether or not the council has staff to re-enrol....

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

NALC Response to 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation

NALC's response to the 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation can be seen below. This covers the ongoing moratorium on "capping" for local councils, and reform of localisation of business rates to provide a share for local councils....

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Publication of councillors’ and candidates’ home addresses

LRALC wish to draw your attention to a letter from Rishi Sunak to local authorities regarding publication of councillors' and candidates' home addresses.

In the letter he confirms that he is taking forward a recommendation from the Committee on Standards in...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Increase of automatic enrolment contributions

A reminder that the minimum contributions payable into automatic enrolment workplace pension schemes will increase from 6 April 2019. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment.

It is the council's responsibility to...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

PKF Littlejohn guidance on external audit for 2019

We have received confirmation from PKF Littlejohn that they will not be able to provide any training sessions at county level this spring due to the extent of the geographical area that they now cover.

They will be hosting a webinar similar to last year which...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Elections 2019 LRALC FAQ

Further to the two Elections Workshops that we held on 31st January 2019 we have complied a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers which can be found here. These cover a variety of topics including purdah, candidate nominations, annual meetings...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Cancellation of Clerks 3 training 28th February 2019

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Clerks 3 training planned for today (28th February 2019) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland