• CALC briefings on Coronavirus and its impact on managing council business can be found in the Documents section of our website

Documents

Displaying 1 to 30 of 399

Candidate Information Pack: Get Involved, make a difference

Election Resources: Candidate Information Pack: Get Involved, make a difference.

This 4 page Candidate Information Pack has detailed information for prospective candidates and can be edited to include your Councils details, such as training offered, the council structure and dates for the first meeting of the new council.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

Standing for Election

Election Resources: Standing For Election To ...

This 2 page Word document is a guide to the requirements and process of Standing for Election.

You can edit it to insert your council's details.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

What is a Town or Parish Council?

Election Resources: What is a Town or Parish Council?

This 2 page summary provides an introduction to the role of Local Councils and what they can do.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

A Councillor... Who Me? 2021

Election Resources: A Councillor... Who Me? 2021

This A5 leaflet provides an introduction to becoming a Parish Councillor.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

St Buryan, Lamorna and Paul - Recruitment Pack and Application Form

St Buryan, Lamorna and Paul is a new Parish Council formed under the Cornwall Council community governance review and will be inaugurated after the local elections on May 6th, 2021. As part of the work towards establishing the new authority, the Council is now recruiting to the new role of Parish Clerk and RFO.

Download the Recruitment Pack including an application form.

CLOSING DATE: Monday, March 15TH, 2021 at 9am

Tue, 02 Mar 2021

Tags: Vacancies

The Good Councillor's Guide to Community Business

NALC has launched The Good Councillor's guide to community business, in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation and Power to Change.

This guide aims to help local councils and their councillors better understand what community businesses do so that they can consider whether they would be beneficial for their area. The publication also features seven local council case studies, showcasing real examples of engagement with this form of business.

Tue, 08 Dec 2020

Additional Bank Holiday 2022 - NJC circular

The National Joint Council (NJC) for local government services has issued this circular on the recent Government announcement that there will be an additional bank holiday to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022

Thu, 26 Nov 2020

Members Allowances Report

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel on Cornwall's parish councils' allowances (originally produced in 2004).

Please note that, applying the relevant percentage increases since 2012 (when these were last updated) the figures for 2020/21 (from 1.4.20) would be:

Member Allowance £210.53

Chairman Allowance £310.99

It should also be remembered that whilst the council may offer the allowance, members have to decide whether they wish to claim the payment which is subject to PAYE and would be taken into account for any means tested benefits as it is treated as salary. In addition, Co-Opted members are unable to receive the Members Allowance.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020

2020-21 Minimum Leave entitlement

NALC has issued this briefing note on how the 2020-21 NJC agreement affects minimum annual leave entitlements for certain local council staff.

Tue, 13 Oct 2020

LTN87 Procurement - May 2020

NALC has updated its Legal Topic Note on Procurement

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

2020-21 National Salary Award

Following agreement at national level, NALC has now issued this briefing on the 2020/21 pay award, giving revised salary figures

The briefing sets out the rates calculated in line with the 2004 national agreement.

The 2020/21 national agreement has also made some changes to leave entitlement and a further briefing on this is expected from NALC shortly.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020

CALC FAQ 12 - further guidance on meetings

A summary of the current advice regarding holding local council meetings.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020

Clarifications to JPAG Practitioners' Guide 2020

The purpose of this letter is to clarify few queries which have arisen since JPAG published its 2020 Practitioners' Guide

Wed, 12 Aug 2020

JPAG Practitioners' Guide 2020 - Summary of Changes

A summary of the changes from the 2019 edition of the Guide

Wed, 12 Aug 2020

JPAG - Governance & Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England 2020 - Practitioners' Guide

The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance has issued its 2020 Practitioners' Guide to proper practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020

CALC FAQ 11

Please find attached the latest CALC briefing which includes updates on meeting arrangements, audit and the new Cornwall Local Outbreak Plan which will manage any management local spikes of the coronavirus.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Covid-19 VAT guidance - hospitality and attactions

Guidance from the Parkinson Partnership on the impact of a reduction in VAT rates for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

NALC/SLCC Checklist for Public Meetings

This checklist is the first step in the risk assessment process.

Please Note : it is the view of CALC and all of its local and national advisors that it is still too early to consider holding a physical meeting of the council.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

LTN 8 Elections and Co-option

An updated Legal Topic Note has been published by NALC on Elections & Co-option

Sun, 12 Jul 2020

CALC Guide to Playground Risk Assessment

Part 1 of the CALC Guide to Risk Assessment for the reopening of playgrounds and outdoor gyms. The step by step guide is based on Government guidance and builds on best practice.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020