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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

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

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

LTN 8 Elections and Co-option

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

Sun, 12 Jul 2020

NALC Guide to Virtual Meetings

NALC has produced this useful guide to holding virtual meetings.

Thu, 23 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

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

Disciplinary and Grievance Arrangements - LTN 22

NALC has issued this Legal Topic Note (LTN) which provides guidance on:

  • The disciplinary process: how councils can deal with concerns about employee misconduct and poor performance
  • The grievance process: how employees can raise work-related concerns with the council or, when their concerns are about a councillor, with the principal authority

NALC has also produced associated model disciplinary and grievance policies that contain the procedures that councils should follow. These are in the appendix to this LTN

Tue, 26 Nov 2019

PC13-19 - Strengthening Police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments

The Home Office recently issued a new consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments and NALC has issued this briefing, seeking councils' views on the questions posed.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019

Reaching Out - Guide to helping local councils tackle loneliness

NALC has launched a new joint guide with the Local Government Association (LGA) on tackling loneliness.

In October 2018, the government launched its first-ever strategy on loneliness, making it clear that responsibility for tackling loneliness cuts across more than one ministerial department.

The Reaching out guide responds to the national strategy and outlines various ways local councils and principal authorities can work together.

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

The Good Councillor's Guide to Transport Planning

NALC has published this new guide for local (parish and town) councillors on transport planning, aimed at councillors who are interested in transport planning issues in their areas, as well as those who are curious to know more.

Wed, 06 Nov 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

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


Please find attached a copy of the commentary from Cornwall Association of Local Councils of the NALC model standing orders following a review that took place in July 2018. This commentary should be read in conjunction with the NALC model standing orders.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance & Transparency

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

Fri, 09 Nov 2018

LTN 31 Local Council General Powers

Legal Topic Note 31 - Local Council General Powers was issued by NALC on Friday 26th October 2018.

For further information please click on the document link provided.

Fri, 26 Oct 2018