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L01-18 Financial Assistance to the Church

This NALC Legal Briefing considers whether councils have statutory powers to provide financial assistance to the church (and other religious bodies)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

L02-11 The Future Standards of Conduct of Members of Local Authorities in England

Legal Briefing L08-10 detailed the proposedabolition of the current standards framework.

This briefing explains the impact of the Localism Bill provisions
specifically in relation to the standards of conduct expected of councillors

Wed, 20 Apr 2011

L02-18 Reporting Personal Data Breaches

NALC's new legal briefing on Reporting Personal Data Breaches in the light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

L03-17 Reform of Data Protection Legislation

A new legal briefing on the Reform of data protection legislation and introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation is now available on our website documents section.

On May 25th 2018, Data Protection law is set to change. The 2016 EU Directive known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will on this date take effect and essentially replace the 1988 Act.

Fri, 12 May 2017

L03-18 Section 137 limit for 2018-2019

A new legal briefing on Section 137 limit for 2018/2019 is now available which reflects the change to the relevant amount for calculating s.137 expenditure for 2018/19. Please click on the link below to view the briefing document.

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

L04-17 Reforms to Data Protection Legislation

A new legal briefing on the Reform of data protection legislation and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation is now available

Fri, 28 Jul 2017

L04-18 Model Standing Orders

On April 9, 2018, this new Legal Briefing was published by NALC on the Model Standing Orders.

A copy of the latest Model Standing Orders can be found in the document section of our web site.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

L05-18 Data Protection Fees

NALC has published a new legal briefing on Data protection fees.

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

L06-11 The Future Standards of Conduct Update

An update to the Future standards of conduct document L02-11

Wed, 20 Jul 2011

L06-17 General Data Protection Regulation- application to Parish Meetings

NALC have issued this legal briefing which confirms that the GDPR applies to a Parish Meeting and requires it to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

L06-18 Data Protection Legislation for Public Authorities

NALC's publication of an update to the Data Protection Bill

Thu, 10 May 2018

L07-17 Payment of Fees to the Information Commisioners Office

A new Legal Briefing on the payment of fess to the ICO's office is now available.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017

L08-11 The Future of Standards of Contact Update

This is an update of the Future of Standards of Conduct document L06-11

Fri, 16 Sep 2011

L08-12 NALC's Template Code of Conduct for Parish Councils

As explained in paragraph 13 of LTN 80 – 'Members' conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests (England)', NALC has produced a template code of conduct for parish councils because:

Thu, 17 May 2012

L08-17 Privacy notes and the legal basis for processing personal data

Present rules regarding the content and communication of privacy notes will become stricter under the GDPR. This briefing explains the requirements of articles 12, 13 and 14 of the GDPR in relation to the content and communication of privacy notes in the contact of parish meetings and parish councils

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

L09-17 General data processing regulation and subject access requests

This briefing explains the issues for GDPR data controllers when dealing with a subject access request

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

L09-881 Space to Grow

'Growing in the community' highlights the recent revival of interest in 'growing your own'. The consequent increase in the demand for allotments is reflected in lower vacancy rates and lengthening waiting lists across the UK. Over the two years since the publication of the guide, this trend has intensified.

Estimates of waiting lists exceeding 100,000 are widely reported, and few areas have vacant plots. Local authorities have come under increasing pressure to provide new sites, and to accommodate alternative food growing projects where allotments are scarce.

Mon, 01 Feb 2010

L10-17 - Data Protection Officer

NALC's briefing on the requirements to appoint a Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Sun, 31 Dec 2017

L17-08 Level of burial fees

Town and parish councils frequently enquire into the level of burial fees that they can charge.

This briefing will consider the amount that a parish or town council can charge and the powers that they have with respect to charges.

Mon, 25 Jan 2010

LAIS 1388 - Housing & Planning Changes

An LAIS Briefing paper on the provisions of the Housing and Planning Bill

Fri, 01 Apr 2016

LAIS 1390 - New Governance and Accountability Guide

An LAIS Briefing on the 'Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England, A Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2016'

Sun, 01 May 2016

LAIS 1391 - Public Works Loan Board

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to abolish the PWLB

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

LAIS 1392 - Housing and Planning Act 2016- Neighbourhood Planning

Local councils were advised of a consultation on Government plans to implement 'technical changes' to the planning system under a bill which subsequently received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 - the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (LAIS1388). The proposals included changes to the neighbourhood planning system. This LAIS summarises the conclusions reached by Government and published in its recent paper Neighbourhood Planning.

Mon, 05 Sep 2016

LAIS 1393 - Precept Consultation

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to apply referendum principles to precept increases.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

LAIS 1394 - Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Briefing

This is a summary of the provisions of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill put together by the Local Associations Information Service (LAIS).

Fri, 11 Nov 2016

LAIS 1396 - Housing White Paper

The government White Paper 'Fixing our broken housing market' was published on 7 February 2017 and this is a briefing paper on the main points set out in it.

One of the key aspects of the proposals, of major interest to local councils, is the shift to more strategic local planning at principal authority level with neighbourhood plans and development plan documents becoming predominant for dealing with the detail at a local level. There is also an emphasis on building affordable housing.

A consultation is now running for 12 weeks and will close on 2 May 2017. All responses should be received by no later than 23:45 on 2 May 2017.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation PC10-16

The response to this Consultation request from NALC is now available.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to update the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, in particular to change the way that local authorities record details of their land and property assets, and publish information about their procurement, their contracts and the delivery of some of their services. DCLG is also proposing to include in the Code new requirements about information on parking charges and enforcement and about the way transparency data is published and presented.

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation Response PR13-16

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is the nationally recognised membership and support organisation representing the interests of around 9,000 parish and town councils and many parish meetings in England.

NALC's overall response is that whilst we still support the principles of the larger councils' transparency code, some of the aspects of the proposed changes to the code would be onerous for larger parishes if they applied by default to the parish sector. The sense we are currently getting is that the current code requirements for larger parish councils are not causing significant problems for parishes – but some of the proposed changes might.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

LCAS Application Checklist

This document is a resource for Local Councils taking part in the Local Council Award Scheme

My council has not registered to take part in the scheme – this document is a useful tool to map where you do meet the criteria, and to help you see what work would need to take place before you apply

My council has the relevant criteria in place and has already registered with NALC – you can complete this document and submit it to your local accreditation panel. This will help them find the necessary information and make sure they don't miss any details by mistake.

Fri, 18 Sep 2015

LCAS Guide 2016

This is the LCAS guide, detailing prices, and information about the different levels of award you can apply for.

Fri, 01 Jan 2016