Meeting with Locality
The NALC chairman Cllr Sue Baxter met with the chairman of Locality, Mark Law from BARCA Leeds, on 13 November. Issues discussed included the respective recent NALC annual conferences and strategic reviews, the communities agenda including civil society strategy, neighbourhood planning and closer working between organisations. Incidentally, if you aren't already familiar with the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:27 by Alison Robinson
External audit non responses
Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA) are now receiving management information returns from the audit suppliers – currently, their main concern is the number of authorities they have had no response from, this is higher than in previous years. At the end of last week there were over 700 authorities who had not responded at all.
All will now have received formal... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:35 by Alison Robinson
NALC Study Tour 2018
A sold out NALC Study Tour at Chippenham Town Council was attended by over 30 delegates, which included government officials. It was the first time the tour was opened up to members outside of the Larger Councils Committee.
The committee meeting highlights included; a task and finish group set-up to continue working on council tax support funding, analysis of 2018/19 precepts, communicating... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:43 by Alison Robinson
Update on GDPR and Data Protection Bill
· Last Thursday the government tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation. Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:53 by Alison Robinson