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Leicestershire Parish & Town Council Budget and Precept Zoom Briefings 26th & 27th November

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:48

Run in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.

Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing 26th November 6pm

Time: Nov 26, 2020 6:00 PM

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Topic: Budget and Precept Briefing...

Great Glen Parish Council Parish Manager Vacancy

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 09:13

Great Glen Parish Council is an ambitious forward-looking Council which has embraced a number of opportunities in recent years, as well as overcoming associated challenges. The Council is now looking for the right person to build on previous successes and...

Remembrance Sunday Update for Local Councils

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:18

Remembrance Sunday:

The Royal British Legion have updated their website with the following information on Remembrance Sunday activities:

Remembrance ideas for 2020

As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, it may be necessary for individuals and communities to consider...

HMRC Webinar - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 11:19

See below for details of a webinar being run by HMRC:

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌ October mean that employers will need to fund 20% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours they do not work and continue to pay...

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:18

NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.

Government announces new 6 month coronavirus rules - more to follow

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:47

The Prime Minister has just announced a new set of rules which he says the nation must follow for at least 6 months. These rules will inevitably affect parish councils directly.

More to follow.

ACRE Publish Updated COVID-19 Village Hall Information & Resources

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:12

ACRE have published their latest guidance on operating community buildings during the current pandemic. They have also provided risk assessment templates for users and managers of such facilities. Click the respective links below.

New Government Guidance - Social Gatherings

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:26

LRALC will be providing guidance on specific areas of interest for member councils in Friday's round robin but for now here are the newly re-issued guidance notes from government on the new rules.

Green Spaces here.

Council Buildings here.

Community Facilities...

Government to Ban Public Gatherings of More Than 6 People

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:32

The Government has just this evening announced the introduction of a ban of gatherings above 6 people with some limited exceptions. See the BBC News item on the announcement here.

Although at this stage there is uncertainty about whether this ban will apply...

New 2020-21 Pay Scales Issued by NALC

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 17:11

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today published a new employment briefing on the national salary pay scales for clerks and other employees employed under the terms of the model contract.

The briefing includes updated pay scales in line...

NALC announce events to help communities go green

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 10:49

NALC has announced details for two events as part of the Rebuilding Communities online event series to help make communities greener.

The first event in partnership with The Woodland Trust, Leaders talk: Putting trees at the heart of your community, takes place...

Local Government Pay Deal Agreed

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:14

LRALC understand that UNISON has voted to accept the pay offer by a two to one margin and similarly the GMB have accepted. While UNITE members voted by 70% to reject this offer, however in-line with the constitution of the National Joint Council (NJC), UNITE...

Calling All Councils - New Version of Practitioners Guide Issued

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 06:59

The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) has published a new edition of the Practitioners' Guide (otherwise known as Governance and Accountability for Local Councils) and have also written a letter to practitioners' (e.g. clerks, internal auditors,...

High street guru to speak at NALC online event series

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 19:39

Bill Grimsey (formerly of Iceland and Wickes) will join NALC's online event, Leaders' talk: Building back stronger communities on 25 August 2020. Mr Grimsey will talk about his latest report Build, Back, Better, repairing the neglected social fabric of high...

New report urges ‘fairer’ approach to devolution in county areas

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:29

A new report exploring the devolution agenda has concluded that government should provide substantive powers and budgets to county authorities and unitary councils urgently, to give them the best possible chance to address the economic impact of Coronavirus....

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