Only one week until smaller councils must publish their annual data - act now!

All local councils with a turnover of £25k or less are now only a week away from the deadline for publishing their annual data for 2015-16 on a public website.

The following must be published by 1st July:

  • ll items of income and expenditure above ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Policy Consultation - Larger Council Transparency Code

Consultation closes 8th July.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to update the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, in particular to change the way that local authorities record details of their land and property assets, and publish information ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Councils Website Providers Survey - Results

Click the link below to see a summary of the results of our recent website provider survey.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

New ruling exempts small developments from affordable housing and financial contributions

On Wednesday 11th May the Court of Appeal allowed the Governments appeal against the quashing of the 10 dwellings or fewer exemption that Reading and West Berkshire secured previously in the high court. This appeal was allowed on all four grounds against Mr Justice Holgate's judgment in West Berkshire ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Purdah and the EU Referendum

A referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2016.

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 places restrictions on the material that local authorities and others can publish about the referendum. These ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Leicestershire County Council Equality Strategy

A new equalities strategy

The consultation is now live for the draft of Leicestershire County Council's new Equality Strategy and Action Plan. The consultation period runs from 25 April 2016 to 27 May 2016.

The strategy focuses on three priority aims for Leicestershire: ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Anstey Parish Council - NALC's Council of the Week!

Congratulations to Anstey Parish (our host council) who have achieved the coveted NALC Council of the Week award. Anstey Parish Council were only the 8th council nationally to be awarded the Quality Gold standard under the Local Council Award Scheme.

Well ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LRALC Constitution

The current LRALC Constitution can be found below. This was amended at the November 2015 Executive Committee to clarify the position regarding Executive Committee member who cease to be a Councillor at a LRALC member council.

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

The new Governance and Accountability guide - updated and reissued

The new Governance and Accountability document has been updated and was reissued by the Joint Practitioners' Advisory Group (JPAG) by 31 March 2016.

The below sections contained in the overall PDF update here were issued for publication by 31 March 2016;


Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

LCC Grass cutting – 2016 programme commences 29th March

This year's programme for both Urban and Rural Grass Cutting will start on Tuesday 29th March. This year there will be six cuts, an increase from 5 cuts last year. The programme will be published on the LCC website and anticipated to be updated weekly.


Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Leicestershire Parish Councils Website Service End Date

The Leicestershire Parish Councils website service (see here) operated by Leicestershire County Council will cease on the 31st August 2016. On this date the servers hosting these sites will be switched off, and any content not migrated from these sites will be lost ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Third Communication from Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) Chairman

Please click on the link below for the latest communication from SAAA's chairman.

This document along with updated flowcharts and FAQs are also available on the SAAA website

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

s137 Limit for 2016-17 Announced - £7.42 Per Elector

Government has (finally) announced the s137 Limit for 2016-17 - £7.42 Per Elector.

For full details see the briefing below (you must be logged in to access this).

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Kirby Muxloe Clerk/RFO Vacancy - Closing date for applications 5 pm Friday 18th March 2016

A challenging and interesting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and competent clerk and RFO for Kirby Muxloe Parish Council. We are seeking a Clerk/RFO to work full time from our Parish Council office in the heart of the village. The parish council is responsible for the ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland

Pension Auto Enrolment - No Staff Eligible for Enrolment?

We get many queries from member councils who do not have any staff that require enrolment into a pension.

The most common of these questions are:

1) Which tasks do I need to carry out if I don't have staff that need to be put into a pension scheme?

2) Do I need ...

Categories: Leicestershire, Rutland