LRALC Awarded Runner-Up Status in Outstanding Project of The Year Category at NALC Star Councils Ceremony

Following the news that LRALC was a finalist in the NALC Star Councils Awards ( in the CALC Outstanding Project of The Year category your Association was announced as runner up at the awards last night ...

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LRALC 2016 Newsletter No 5 available now!

The LRALC 2016 Newsletter No. 5 is available to download now. Contents include:

Top Tip – Parish Councils and the use of photographs taken in public.

Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

NALC Documents.

NALC Chairman & Chief ...

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Government Consultation on Possible Capping of Local Councils

The Government is consulting on proposals to extend referendum principles (the requirement to hold a referendum if the proposed council tax increase exceeds a set threshold) to parish and town councils for the first time. Those of you involved in the sector for more than a year will know that there have ...

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Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network - New Website

Information regarding Leicestershire County Council's Neighbourhood Planning Network is now hosted on a new website:

Please note that if you use the previous website address ( this will automatically ...

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Strategic Planning Away Day

LRALC held its Strategic Planning Away Day today. LRALC officers joined Executive Committee members at Twycross Zoo's excellent conference facilities to discuss the next 3 years of the Association's development.

The presentations from the day will be available ...

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Parish Councils and Pension Auto Enrolment - Don't Get Fined!

LRALC have been alarmed to discover that there are still local councils who believe that pension auto-enrolment does not impact on them as they have no employees for whom they had a duty to auto-enrol.

Employers (even small and micro employers, which many local ...

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BBC Panorama - "Living With Cuts"

All those involved with parish and town councils should find tonight's Panorama of interest, dealing as it does with principal authority and police funding reductions, and the subsequent devolution of services to communities.

The show can be viewed here for 30 ...

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Local Council Expo

A major new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector will be held near Birmingham on 9 September 2016.

It aims to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a ...

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New NALC Transparency Fund Take-up Guide

The Smaller Authorities' Transparency Code came into force on 1 April 2015 and requires the on-line publication of certain information to provide taxpayers with a clear picture of their local authority. It will improve the ability of communities to hold local public bodies to account. The Government ...

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NALC and SLCC Salary Scales 2016-18

LRALC informed all member councils of the newly issued NALC/SLCC pay scales (and the associated NALC briefing) via our last Newsletter and a recent round robin.

However, it is clear some councils still have not applied the newly issued pay scales (where they are ...

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Leicestershire County Council Annual Parish Council Liaison Event July 11th 2016 - Presentations

The presentations and other materials from the LCC event on the 11th July 2016 can be found below.

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Cancellation of Councillor Training 12th July 2016

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Councillor Training planned for this evening (12th July 2016) is cancelled. If you have delegates booked to attend please inform them as soon as possible. The LRALC office will also be contacting those parishes concerned ...

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Practitioners' Guide 2016 - complete guide now available

On 28 June 2016 JPAG approved Section 5 of 'Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - Practitioners' Guide 2016' for publication. Section 5 contains supporting information and practical examples, supplementing (but not forming part of) the 'proper practices' set out in ...

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New BIG Lottery Grant Fund for One-Off Community Events

Today the BIG Lottery Fund have launched a new programme offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local communities.

There is a new application process which links from their ...

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