In the last NALC Legal communication of the year, NALC wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and a restful Christmas break.
With that in mind, and in honour of the Twelve Days of Christmas, here is their version.
On the first day of Christmas (well in the last 12 months) the Legal Team sent to you….
560 written advices (not all of them involving the Local Government Act 1894)
566 telephone advices... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:41 by Alison Robinson
VEHICULAR ACTIVATED SPEED SIGNS
It is NALC's (Legal teams) view that three specific powers (s.274A Highways Act 1980, s. 72 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and s.31 Local Government and Rating Act 1997) are not powers that enable the provision of signs for traffic calming purposes by local councils, NALC have been asked about general powers.
It is NALC's view that the general power of competence will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 08:16 by Alison Robinson
LCR interview with Rishi Sunak MP
Last week, Marie Dill, LCR editor met with Rishi Sunak MP to talk about local (parish and town) councils. Just one of the encouraging things he said regarding the sector was: "It's an incredibly exciting time to be in what I would call ultra-local government. We're creating more [local councils], and they are doing more things, which impact their communities, and I... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:20 by Alison Robinson
Ledbury case and new legal guidance
Last week Jonathon Owen, chief executive of NALC spoke to Rob Smith, chief executive of Society of Local Council Clerks, to talk about the implications of the high court judgment on a judicial review claim by a councillor against Ledbury Town Council. They both agreed to send a joint letter to the government and the Committee on Standards in Public Life and Local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:27 by Alison Robinson
We have just heard that revised model standing orders will be issued shortly. Watch this space!
Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:03 by Sue Creswick
NALC has updated the model Standing Orders and these can now be found in the documents section under S (after you log in).
Also under S you can find a briefing document about the changes. So when you review your Standing Orders this year, make sure you use the 2018 version.
Posted: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:39 by Anita Sach
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that the amount for S137 of the Local Government Act 1972 for 2018/19 is £7.86.
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:14 by Anita Sach
The March 2018 version was released yesterday and you can find it in the documents section under G, together with a document summarising the changes.
Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:56 by Anita Sach
Updated briefing from NALC on the General Data Protection Regulations - under D in our documents section.
Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:05 by Sue Creswick