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LTN 33 - Councillors' Allowances

This NALC Legal Topic Note sets out the different types of allowances that can be paid to councilors.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

Guidance on NALC Model Financial Regulations 2019

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

Thu, 15 Aug 2019

NALC New 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

JPAG Practitioners' Guide 2019 - Summary of Changes

A summary of the changes from the 2018 edition of the Guide

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

JPAG - Governance & Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England 2019

The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance has issued its 2019 Practitioners' Guide to proper practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements.

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

E02-18 - 2019-20 National Salary Award

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has agreed the new pay scales for 2019-2020 to be implemented from 1 April 2019.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

PR14-18 Local Government finance settlement technical consultation

NALCs response to the 2019-20 Local Government finance settlement technical consultation

Wed, 10 Oct 2018

PC11-18 House of Lords rural select committee on the rural economy call for evidence

NALC have published a new consultation on the House of Lords rural select committee on the rural economy call for evidence.

NALC is seeking input to the questions most relevant to local councils. Please provide your input to NALC by 17:00 on 27 August 2018.

Tue, 31 Jul 2018

F01-18 PWLB loan balances 31 March 31

Public Works Loans Board loan balances at 31 March 2018 issued by NALC

Thu, 10 May 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

PR18-17 Prudential Framework

The Prudential Framework consultation response is NALC's reply following assessment of the consultation document.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Members Allowances Report

Please note that applying the relevant percentage increases since 2012 (when these were last updated) the figures for 2017/18 (from 1.4.17) would be:

Member Allowance £196.96

Chairman Allowance £290.93

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.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

Letter from Cllr Sue Baxter, Chair of NALC

A letter from Cllr Sue Baxter regarding parish precepts and the Government's challenge to demonstrate restraint when increasing precepts, stressing the importance of communications and engagement with residents and asking for examples of practice.

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

LAIS 1393 - Precept Consultation

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

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

Business Rates Appeals PC13-16

The National Association will be responding to the consultation and arguing that parish councils should legally be allowed the retain a flat 5% rate of the National Non Domestic Rate income generated within their parish boundaries within a given financial year – providing these monies are then ploughed back into community projects in their areas.

.The consultation closes on 11 October, 2016.

Please send comments you may have to inform NALC's own response - to chris.borg@nalc.gov.uk by at the latest 17:00 on Tuesday, 4 October, 2016.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016

LAIS 1391 - Public Works Loan Board

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to abolish the PWLB

Mon, 01 Aug 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

LTN 79 Staff Pensions

LTN-79 Staff Pensions- May 2016

The Pensions Act 2008 ("the 2008 act") requires all local councils to enrol "eligible jobholders automatically into a qualifying pensions scheme. This LTN gives guidance on such.

Sun, 01 May 2016

SAAA Decision Flow Chart

This document from the SAAA shows a decision flow chart.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

SAAA audit FAQ

This document from the SAAA looks at FAQ's relating to the new audit arrangements.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

Smaller Authorities Audit (third comms)

This letter is the third communications received by the SAAA.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

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

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