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 ...

New NALC Data Protection (GDPR) Briefings

Further support and guidance is now available to help member councils prepare for the implementation of the new sector wide requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.

We now only 6 months from the deadline for compliance and our advice is that councils ...

How much of your area is built on?

For the first time, you can find out at the click of button exactly how the land is used in your local authority area.

Every council area in the UK has been analysed and individual maps produced showing how much of the area falls into four land categories: ...

New Member Only Briefings - Data Protection and Councillor Disqualifications Consultation

Please see below two important briefings that LRALC have commissioned for our members.

The first one (LAIS 1403) relates to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). LRALC have spent much of the last few months highlighting this matter with member councils through parish ...

Cancellation of Councillor Training - 17.10.17

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Councillor training planned for today (17th October 2017) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Cancellation of Clerks 3 training - 11.10.17

Unfortunately, due to illness, the Clerks 3 training planned for today (11th October 2017) is cancelled. The LRALC office has contacted booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Big Discussion Presentations

Click below to access the presentations from the recent Big Discussion event at Broughton Astley.

URGENT - 2018-19 Precept Consultation

Local councils will be aware that under the Localism Act 2011, Government has powers to make an annual decision on whether to introduce automatic precept referendums where they deem increases in local council precepts to be 'excessive'. The decision includes what threshold would apply for triggering ...

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now

ALL parish and town councils fall within the scope of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ALL councils will need to take steps prior to the introduction of the new requirements in May 2018. See the link below for a handy "12 Steps To Take Now" briefing from the Information Commissioner's Office ...