CANCELLED - Planning Nuts and Bolts training - 22nd March 2018

Unfortunately this course has had to be postponed due to the trainer being ill. We will confirm the new date within the next couple of weeks. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

New guidance on local government investments

The Government has published a new edition of its statutory guidance on local government investments. The new edition applies in England only, for accounting periods starting on or after 1st April 2018. The guidance can be found by clicking here.

The main ...

PKF Littlejohn - External Audit briefing - presentation

It was great to see so many of you at PKF Littlejohn's External Audit briefing last week. We have now received a copy of the power point slides for you to access to review the course content.

You will recall that Senior Audit Manager Rebecca Plane promised to provide ...

URGENT - Clerks 3 postponed due to weather

Today's clerks 3 course has been postponed due to the forecast of snow all afternoon in Anstey. Please do not travel. We will be calling all delegates to inform them and provide the new date.

Finding & Bidding for Project Funding - Tonight’s course is running!

Please note no snow is forecast at our training venue in Anstey for tonight's course and so it is definitely running. All booked delegates should attend.

NALC launches new toolkit on General Data Protection Regulation

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC)has published, free for its members, a comprehensive toolkit to support local councils prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.

This ...

Local Council Key Dates

As an aid to help new Clerks and Councillors LRALC has produced the attached schedule of key dates for the Parish/ Town Council diary.

BHIB Sponsor LRALC Training USBs

BHIB Insurance Brokers have kindly sponsored the production of 250 USB sticks for use by LRALC at its training events for councillors, chairmen, and clerks.

Ashwin Mistry, Chief Executive of BHIB, handed over the USB sticks to Jake Atkinson, Chief Executive of LRALC, at ...

Establishing eligibility for office

We have received several enquiries recently from councils wishing to co-opt a new councillor but unsure about the said councillor's eligibility for office. Local councils are required to ensure that persons co-opted to the council are eligible to hold office as a local councillor. The qualifications ...

PFK Littlejohn - FREE external audit briefing

Just a reminder about PKF Littlejohn's free external audit briefing on 26th February 2018, 11.30am - 1.00pm, at Elizabeth Park Sports and Community Centre, Thurmaston. Please see here for booking details:

If ...

NALC Data Protection Officer Briefing L10-17

The latest NALC briefing on the role of the Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation is available for download below. You must be logged in to this website as a user in order to access it.

Are you a "Rothbury" Parish Council?

In the 7+ years I have been delivering training and providing advice on behalf of LRALC as its Chief Officer/Executive there have been many many occasions where it has been made clear to me that some of those receiving LRALC's guidance have been a little cynical as to the importance of applying some of the ...

Understanding Charitable Trusts and Parish/ Town Councils…

Rest assured - help is out there!

Is your parish council a charitable trustee? Does your council own assets that are subject to a charitable trust? If the answer to either of these questions is yes (or indeed you are not sure!) then LRALC's forthcoming course Charitable Trusts and Parish/Town ...

LRALC 2017 Newsletter No.6 available now!

The latest LRALC newsletter is available to download. Contents include:

Top Tip – don't forget PAT (Portable Appliance Testing)!

GDPR and the need for a Data Protection Officer

LRALC Internal Audit Service Fees 2018-19

Personnel Advice & Solutions Ltd ...

No "capping" (referendum principles) for Parishes for three years

The Local Government finance settlement was presented to the House of Commons yesterday.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced "that the government intends to defer the setting of referendum principles for town and parish councils for 3 three years" ...

Get ready for Winter: a checklist for parish and town councils

The MyCommunity website, which is managed by Locality for the Government, has produced a blog to help councils check if they are aware of the emergency risks in their area, as well as a handy checklist covering everything needed to get winter ready.

You can ...