As a temporary measure, due to Covid pressures on GP services, the Government has increased the length of time which employee can be off work before they need to provide a fit note from a GP. The period has been extended from 3 days to 28 days (including non working days). This means that a member of staff is able to self-certify absence as follows :
For absence which began before December 10, 2021... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:54 by Isabelle Risner
CALC 2021 Christmas Office Closure
Please note the office will be closed and the CALC Team will be unavailable from Midday on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 to 9am on Tuesday 4th January 2022. In an emergency councils may email Sarah Mason or call 07837 229982.
Posted: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 15:42 by Isabelle Risner
NALC has just launched The Good Councillor's guide to community business, in partnership with the Plunkett Foundation and Power to Change. You can access a copy of the guide in our Documents section.
Posted: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 16:14 by Office
NALC has recently issued an updated version of its Legal Topic Note 57. The revised LTN removes detail on the old legal position and makes the guidance contained in the note more relevant. A copy can be found in our Documents section.
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:14 by Office
Following the Government announcement that there will be an additional bank holiday to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has issued a circular on this subject. Please see our Documents section for further details.
Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:32 by Office
At a time when many of us are spending more time in front of screens, especially for remote meetings, local councils have to protect their staff and volunteers from the health risks associated with working with display screen equipment (DSE) such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations applies to workers who use DSE daily for at least... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:36 by Office
NALC has issued an employment briefing on the 2020-21 national salary award - please see our Documents section for further details. You can also find a briefing from NALC on the increase in the minimum annual leave entitlement agreed as part of the 2020/21 pay settlement.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:53 by Office
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 aim to ensure websites are accessible to people with various disabilities. From 23 September 2020, all local councils must have an action plan and an accessibility statement in place and have started work to make their websites become more accessible.
NALC has recently produced a guide to the practical steps a... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:45 by Office
The government has now produced guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities and guidance for the safe use of council buildings which include what activities can take place from 4 July and what practical steps can be taken to manage risks.
Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:10 by Office