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Good Councillor Guide to Cyber Security

Good Councillor Guide to Cyber Security

This guide aims to help local (parish and town) councils and their councillors better understand the importance of cyber security and provide practical advice on how they can minimise risks to the council.

Wed, 06 Apr 2022

NALC Model Standing Orders 2018 (revised 2020)

Since NALC's publication of the Model Standing Orders in April 2018, some changes have been made to the documentation. This is the revised 2020 version.

Tue, 05 Apr 2022

LCAS Guide 2021

This is the LCAS guide, detailing prices, and information about the different levels of award you can apply for.

Mon, 04 Apr 2022

LCAS Application Form

This document is a resource for Local Councils thinking about taking part in the Local Council Award Scheme

Councils can view this application form to see how they meet the criteria before applying.

For more information about applying for the LCAS contact or visit

Mon, 04 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

Smaller Councils Committee Letter

NALC's Smaller Councils Committee Chair has written to all smaller councils to ask what issues they would like the committee to address, and what services they would like NALC to provide.

At a meeting on 2 March, the committee agreed that its chair, Cllr Graham Ford, would write to all councils with an electorate under 6000 to ask what issues of relevance they would like the committee to address, and what services they would like NALC to provide.

Comments in response to the smaller councils letter should be sent to by 30 April 2022.

Fri, 25 Mar 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

Website accessibility and publishing guidelines

Website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a new guide on website accessibility and publishing guidelines.

The guide aims to help local (parish and town) councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users.

Wed, 20 Oct 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

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

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

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


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

GDPR Toolkit updated August 2018

An updated version of the GDPR Toolkit has now been released by NALC.

This updated version reflects changes relating to the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), which is not mandatory for all local (parish and town) councils, and information about paying the Information Commissioner's data protection fee.

Wed, 08 Aug 2018

Tree Charter Toolkit

New Tree Charter Toolkit

The Charter for Trees, Woods and People Toolkit developed by NALC, provides guidance for parish, town and community councils on good practice for trees in the UK.

This guidance supports the Woodland Trust Charter for Trees and should enable local councils to work in conjunction with both Neighbourhood Planning and Tree Warden Scheme strategies.

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

LTN1 Councils Powers to discharge their functions

Legal Topic Notes are advice and guidance summaries on popular subjects of concern to local councils from NALC. You can view all Legal Topic Notes collectively or by subject matter at

CALC members are provided with a username and password to access the NALC member area. If you need assistance please email

On April 9, 2018, a new Legal Topic Note was published by NALC on Councils Powers to discharge their functions.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

Being a Good Employer

This guide produced for NALC outlines many elements associated with being a good employer, and aims to help town and parish councils to develop their role as a good employer.

'being a good employer makes your employees feel more valued and more effective in their work. This results in the improved delivery of council services for the citizens of your communities. As with "The good councillor's guide", councillors are provided with comprehensive and straightforward guidance to key employment areas. Each section contains easily digestible advice and information that will benefit the council and its employees.'

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

'Call to Action' - Plunkett Foundation

This document aims to raise awareness within Town and Parish Councils across the UK of the potential for community co-operatives to address problems local communities are facing and the support available from the Plunkett Foundation.

Fri, 03 Feb 2017

Recreational spaces - Top 10 tips

An article setting out the 'must-knows' for local councils when protecting and promoting outdoor spaces for sports and leisure.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

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