NALC statement to the government response on standards
The NALC chairperson, Cllr Keith Stevens, has set out in a statement his bitter disappointment at the long-awaited response by the government to the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) report on local government ethical standards. Keith was also quoted in this story by the Local Government Chronicle. Throughout the CSPL's original inquiry,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2022 12:09 by Alison Robinson
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has renewed its call on the government to change the law to ensure high standards of conduct in public life.
The plea comes ahead of consideration in the House of Lords of the Local Government (Disqualification) Bill that will disqualify individuals convicted of sexual offences from running for public office or retaining their seat if already elected.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 11:04 by Alison Robinson
At this time of heightened awareness of war, Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils support this covenant and encourage our communities to continue to be inclusive and aware of all needs.
Posted: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 10:51 by Kerrin Cocks
Please find attached a briefing produced by NALC proving you with information on what local councils can do in repsonse to the the Ukraine crisis.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:41 by Alison Robinson
NALC advice for when councillors take office and councils with elections can hold their annual meeting. The 2022 local election date is 5 May.
Paragraph 7 (1) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act 1972 provides that 'a parish council shall in every year hold an annual meeting'. Paragraph 7 (2) says 'in a year which is a year of ordinary elections of parish councillors, the annual meeting of a parish... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 09:22 by Kerrin Cocks
Government confirms Section 137 expenditure limit for 2022/23
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified @NALC that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for local councils in England for 2022/23 is £8.82 per elector.
Posted: Tue, 15 Feb 2022 11:43 by Kerrin Cocks
Free webinar online
On Wednesday 9th March 2022
At 12.00 - 1.30pm
UNISON invites you to a lunch and learn event about the menopause and work.
All staff are welcome to attend the event, where we will discuss the issues surrounding menopause... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 16:33 by Alison Robinson
Clerks making the most of the CiLCA mentoring service GAPTC offers for CiLCA students. Our first face2face meant a networking opportunity too. With this fantastic guidance we're ready to complete the next batch of learning outcomes.
Posted: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 11:59 by Kerrin Cocks
As you may be aware, the PCC launched their Commissioner's Fund last week, to align with the new Police and Crime Prevention Plan. The PCC are asking for applications from charities and other not for profit organisations – they can bid for up to £5k per year, for two years. All projects must address one or more of my new crime fighting priorities and contribute to community safety. Within... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 08 Feb 2022 17:53 by Alison Robinson