Alison Robinson

Chief Executive Officer: Alison Robinson
Cranham House (the OPEX
Building), Falcon Close, Green
Farm Business Park, Gloucester
GL2 4LY

Tags: finance

New Section 137 amount for the 2019/20 financial year

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that the Section 137 limit for 2019/20 financial year will be £8.12 per elector.

Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 13:11 by Anita Sach

Tags: Section 137, finance

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

Lobby Day

· Tuesday's Lobby Day (supported by CCLA) was a huge success with the sector engaging with over 100 Parliamentarians throughout the day including local government minister Rishi Sunak MP and shadow secretary of state for communities and local government Andrew Gwynne MP, with GDPR the top issue on the agenda. You can read more about it in the news story and via the Twitter hashtag ... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:12 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, Lobby Day, Annual Conference, Census survey, Accounatbility and Governance, finance, lobby day, Media coverage

GAPTC subscription fees 2018/19

The Executive Committee are meeting on Thursday to agree the subscription rates for 2018/19.

Three options are being discussed, as soon as a decision has been made all GAPTC members will be informed.

2017/18 subs were 31.98 pence per electorate (this is made up of 25.25 pence to GAPTC and 6.73 pence to NALC).

NALC approved an increase from 6.73 pence to 6.86 pence for 2018/19.

The options for overall subscription... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:39 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, subscriptions, budget, finance

Rural Opportunities Bulletin is out - lots of grants available

Community Asset Fund – Sport England

Whether it's the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person's experience – and likelihood of coming back.
As part of this, Sport England have produced a guide and accompanying document to explain more about the new Community Asset Fund, how and why they're doing... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Community Asset Fund, Home Building Fund, Heritage Project Grants, More than a Pub - Plunkett Foundation, Community led Building Grants - Locality, Neighbourhood Planning Grants - Locality, Grants for War Memorials, planning, finance, Grants

NALC update - from Jonathan Owen (Chief Executive)

National Council

·National Council met on Wednesday at the CCLA offices in the city of London, in advance the draft minutes being available next week here are a few highlights: new members of National Council were invited to speak at the start of the meeting to introduce themselves, their background and aspirations; councillors received an extensive report on our work programme, performance and... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Data Protection, Councillor Commission report, National Council, Finance, Local Democracy APPG

Independent Internal Audits

Just a reminder that GAPTC offer an Internal Audit Service (IAS), so if you are interested, please contact us.

The information (instruction letter, costs) are all available on the GAPTC website (under I in the documents section), but if you have any questions or queries please contact the office on (01452) 883388.

Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:34 by Anita Sach

Tags: finance, internal audit service, IAS, budget

GAPTC subscription fees 2017/18

At the GAPTC Executive Committee meeting on 27.10.16 the subscription costs for 2017/18 were discussed.Three options were put forward:-1) No GAPTC increase, NALC element increases by 1.99% (as agreed at the NALC AGM in October)2) GAPTC element increases by 0.99%, NALC element increases by 1.99%3) GAPTC element increases by 1.99%, NALC element increases by 1.99%Option 2 was agreed, this changes the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:04 by Alison Robinson

Tags: finance, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, budget, subscription fees

Section 5 from Governance and Accountability

Section 5 is now available and can be found in our website under 'G'. This important document covers financial management, internal audit and controls, and risk management.

Posted: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:46 by Anita Sach

Tags: Finance

GAPTC subscription fees 2016/17

A special meeting of the Executive Committee was convened today to discuss and agree the GAPTC subscription fees for 2016/17.

A finance working group had previously met to set out the budget for the forthcoming year, and to analyse the financial models presented (ranging from no increase to 2.5 pence per elector).

It was unanimously agreed that an increase of 1 pence would be added.

Please note at the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:14 by Alison Robinson

Tags: finance, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, budget, subscription fees

Local Council Tax Support grant

We have been contacted by quite a few councils relating to the potential loss of LCTS, as local councils will have to increase the precept to 'bridge the gap'.

Councils could consider the option of increasing the precept alongside the LCTS, and accrue funds (into financial reserves), to be used when the grant ceases in order to soften the blow, especially as the precept is not being capped currently.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Local Council Tax Support grant, finance, budget