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

Documents

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Returning to the Workplace Guide

Returning to the workplace - managing the safe return of staff to the workplace under Covid-19 principles

Thu, 01 Apr 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

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

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

DALC Top Tips for Remote Meetings

The Devon Association of Local Councils has prepared this useful guide to virtual meetings which may be helpful.

Mon, 04 May 2020

Managing Remote Meetings - Practical Tips

Some practical tips for holding remote meetings and being prepared for the new format.

Fri, 24 Apr 2020

L03-20 - NALC Legal Briefing

NALC has issued this legal briefing on the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus) (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

The briefing covers:

Elections in respect of casual vacancies

Neighbourhood plans

Retirement of councillors

Tue, 21 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and Working from Home

Following a number of recent enquiries, we hope that this advice on homeworking will be helpful

Thu, 16 Apr 2020

CALC Coronavirus briefing and FAQs (7A) - Council Services

A further update from CALC covering Council Services during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

Our updates aim to give your council the background information needed for the council/delegated officer to make reasonable and proportionate decisions for your community.

Central government advice is often changing daily and we will keep information given to you under constant review. This means that your council will also need to review previous decisions in light of new information, as it is important to remain responsive to the needs of your community during this time.

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

CALC Coronavirus briefing and FAQs (7B) - Council Business

A further update from CALC covering Council Business during the Coronavirus outbreak, including information relating to the recently published regulations on holding 'virtual' meetings.

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

CALC Coronavirus briefing and FAQs (7C) - Volunteering

A further update from CALC covering matters connected to Volunteering during the current Coronavirus outbreak

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

L01-20 - NALC briefing on the Local Authority (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

NALC has published this legal briefing on the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) Regulations 2020, which came into force on 4th April 2020.

The Regulations enable local councils to hold remote meetings for a specified period until May 2021 and also remove the requirement to hold an annual meeting.

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Template letter to staff asking them to consider being furloughed

NALC's HR Associate team (HR Services Partnership) has produced this template letter which local councils can use in seeking an employee's agreement to be furloughed.

Please read the Guidance Note at the end of this template letter and note that further guidance and updates on the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may be issued in due course.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Template Letter to confirm furlough arrangement

NALC's suggested template letter for employers to use once an employee has agreed to be furloughed.

Please read the Guidance Note at the end of this template letter and note that further guidance and updates on the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme may be issued in due course.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Register of Delegated Decisions

A suggested template for members to use to record decisions made under delegation.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

CALC Coronavirus briefing and FAQs (1)

CALC has produced this update on the impact of the coronavirus on council meetings etc and members' options for alternative procedures to minimise disruption.

Please refer to the public sites for further guidance on the health implications of the virus. We will continue to place further information on the website as it is made available

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance & Transparency

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

Fri, 09 Nov 2018