Tags: NALC

Government responds to NALC's call for clarity over the latest funding for councils

The government has confirmed local (parish and town) councils are not included in their latest financial support package for local government, with district and unitary councils still expected to help them with funding.

A further £500m of non-ringfenced grant, a new scheme to reimburse lost income during the pandemic, and changes to spread tax deficits over three years have been announced by the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:56 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID-19, NALC, finance, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Local council meetings

Last week NALC updated their dedicated Coronavirus webpage with a statement on local (parish and town) council meetings. Following the government announcement of further easing of lockdown restrictions from 4 July, both NALC and the Society of Local Council Clerks are strongly advising local councils to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face-to-face contact. You... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 09:30 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Local council meetings, NALC, New Grimsey Report, Smaller Councils Committee, Tree Charter, news

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

NALC Management Board

There was a full house in attendance (remotely of course!) for NALC's Management Board on 17 June, here are a few highlights:

  • The board agreed to support the proposal discussed at last year's Annual General Meeting (AGM) to increase the NALC affiliation fee to 7.42 pence per elector from next April, subject to agreement by the National Assembly and this year's AGM
  • Councillors supported... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:36 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Elections and Co-option, LTN update, NALC, NALC affiliation fee, National Assembly, National Association of Larger Councils, News

GAPTC - here to help

You will have been receiving regular updates from Anita Sach who is coordinating communications, the updates on COVID19 are going straight on to the webpage.

We had an amazing response to our survey from local councils about the work being undertaken during this crisis, further evidencing the positive impact the sector makes – the information will be presented next week.

Sue Creswick is responding... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 14:28 by Kerrin Cocks

Tags: GAPTC, NALC, news, remote meetings, support, update

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