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Procurement Thresholds, March 2022

Procurement Thresholds - an updated finance briefing from the Parkinson Partnership

Tue, 05 Apr 2022

Payments for Working From Home, April 2022

Payments for Working From Home - an updated finance briefing from the Parkinson Partnership.

Tue, 05 Apr 2022

Use of Red Diesel by Councils, April 2022

Use of Red Diesel by Councils - A briefing note from the Parkinson Partnership

Tue, 05 Apr 2022

Making Tax Digital, Feb 2022

Making Tax Digital - A finance briefing note from the Parkinson Partnership

Tue, 05 Apr 2022

JPAG Practitioners' Guide 2022

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide.

The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) is responsible for issuing proper practices about the governance and accounts of smaller authorities.

Changes include a re-written section five on the non-statutory guidance for clerks and responsible financial officers.

Fri, 01 Apr 2022

National Salary Award 2021-2022

NALC briefing on the National salary award 2021/2022.

Annex of payscales from 1 April 2021.

Wed, 09 Mar 2022

CALC membership fees and budget summary

CALC AGM 2022 papers

The CALC AGM will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2022, at 7pm in the Community Centre at St Erme, near Truro.

CALC membership fees and budget summary - Appendix 5

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

CALC Accounts 2021

CALC AGM 2022 papers

The CALC AGM will be held on Tuesday 8 March 2022, at 7pm in the Community Centre at St Erme, near Truro.

CALC Accounts 2020-2021

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

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

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

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

CALC Budget Summary

CALC Annual General Meeting - Agenda Item 5

Wed, 05 Feb 2020

Guidance on NALC Model Financial Regulations 2019

NALC has issued this guidance to accompany its new Model Financial Regulations.

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Model Financial Regulations 2019

NALC has now issued an updated version of its Model Financial Regulations.

NALC advise that the main changes from the previous (2016) version are:

1. Restriction added to Regulation 11.1.a.ii

Clarifying disapplication of contract regulations to legal professionals limited to those acting in disputes only – not general legal work.

2. Update to limits under Public Contract Regulations – footnote to Regulation 11.1.b

3. Minor change to heading Regulation 12.

Financial regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the council and may only be amended or varied by resolution of the council.

They are one of the council's main governing policy documents providing procedural guidance for members and officers. Financial regulations must be observed in conjunction with the council's Standing Orders and any individual financial regulations relating to contracts

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance & Transparency

A NALC publication covering the key aspects of Finance for local councillors

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

Guidance on local government investments

This document is the government's statutory guidance on local government investments and applies for accounting periods on or after 1st April 2018.

The guidance is now mandatory for parish and town councils where investments exceed or are expected to exceed £100,000 in the financial year (formerly (£500,000). As before, councils where investments are expected to exceed £10,000 are encouraged to adopt the principles in the guidance.

Councils where the guidance applies should prepare an Investment Strategy containing the disclosure and reporting requirements specified in the guidance and have it approved by Full Council.

Mon, 02 Apr 2018

A Guide to Understanding Procurement

In order to ensure the best use of public money we need to be smarter in how we procure the things we need. Where another public body has a contract we can use, it meets our requirements and offers value for money we should use it. Where there is none then we may need professional advice on how to let our own.

This toolkit is designed to give general advice and provides signposts to other public buying organisations who have contracts we can use and bodies that can provide professional procurement services and tendering support.

A simple checklist highlights the common issues and pitfalls we need to address and there is also advice on preparing specifications and complying with legislation.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Grants making policy

This grants making policy is to be used as a gruidline, councils should consider the powers that underpin the grant making process.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014

An Introduction to Borrowing by Parish Councils

'This fact-sheet summarises the arrangements for lawful borrowing by local (parish and town) councils.

1. A parish council may borrow funds but will normally require the formal written approval of the Secretary of State.'

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Salary and Benchmarking Guide

A CALC guide to Salaries and Benchmarking- please note these do not contain the most up to date salary scales. Please refer to the up to date salary scales before using this document.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013