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COVID19 - information on furlough leave

Government Job Retention Scheme

The government have introduced a scheme to allow some employers to furlough certain members of staff and reclaim a proportion of their salaries.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme?mc_cid=418dabbded&mc_eid=99e6ae284a

The government job Retention Scheme is available to public sector organisations and the guidance... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:01 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, furlough leave, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin


This week NALC wrote a joint letter with the Society of Local Councils Clerks to the sector to commend your efforts but also asking you to stop holding meetings. The new Coronavirus Act includes a measure on local authority meetings but new regulations are now needed before councils are allowed to hold meetings remotely. NALC are pressing for progress on this as a matter of urgency.

NALC have been updating... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:18 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, LGA, LGC magazine, Local Government Association, NALC, NALC management board, advice, news, precept statistics

NALC UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS

Allotments

The National Allotment Society has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.

HR issues

NALC's partner HR Services Partnership are keeping their website updated with issues related to the coronavirus.

Are national events and celebrations being affected?

Many local councils were planning to get involved in national events and celebrations such... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:06 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, PWLB, advice, allotments, news

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM NALC

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the UK enters this new phase of government measures, NALC wanted to reach out to the local (parish and town) council sector. These are unprecedented and challenging times, and our first thoughts are for the health and welfare of yourselves and your communities.

There are stories from up and down the country of local councils stepping up and supporting their... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:49 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

NALC has updated its dedicated webpage on the coronavirus. This includes further information on government email alerts, holding meetings, local (parish and town) councils supporting their communities and CiLCA deadlines. See the updates below:

Email alerts from the government

If you would like to keep up-to-date with the government information as it comes out then you can sign-up to their Covid-19 response... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:58 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, CiLCA, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Supporting you during the coronavirus

Just a few months ago in a New Year open letter, the NALC chairman, Cllr Sue Baxter, said the role of local (parish and town) councils has never been more important. Back then, of course, she was talking about the contribution to things such as bringing the country together, loneliness and isolation, health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Fast forward... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:34 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGAR, Coronavirus, NALC, best practice, news, toilet tax

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

ENGAGING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

On 17 March the government produced an outline of what will be covered by a Coronavirus Bill, which their aim is to introduce as new fast-tracked legislation. Some topics that local councils may find most relevant to their work are related to "managing the deceased with respect and dignity" if the local council is also a burial authority, and also "delaying and slowing the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news

CORONAVIRUS — INFORMATION FOR LOCAL (PARISH AND TOWN) COUNCILS

SOURCES OF ADVICE

The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. We should be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:28 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, NALC, advice, news