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Leicestershire Annual Parish Liaison Event – Monday 4th July 2022

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 11:21

LRALC and LCC would like to invite Leicestershire parishes to this year's Annual Parish Liaison Event which will take place on the evening of Monday 4th July 2022 at County Hall, Glenfield.

The event will begin with a Market Place of LCC service departments...

NEW TRAINING COURSE: 7th June - Building a two-way conversation with the wider community

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 05/09/2022 - 12:17

LRALC have arranged to offer a new series of training courses in an area of increasing demand, namely Community Engagement, Consultation, and Involvement.

As parish and town councils increase their sphere of influence, control, and service delivery (not to...

Top tip – Election of Chairman and Annual Parish Council Meetings

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Sun, 05/08/2022 - 16:05

By the end of this month every Parish Council should have held their Annual Parish Council Meeting, and the Chairman of the Parish Council should have called the Annual Parish Meeting (which must be held by 1st June each year).

LRALC is aware from some of the...

Council Tax Levels for 2022-2023 - Average Council Tax £74.94

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/11/2022 - 19:24

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published statistical information about Council Tax levels for 2022/23.

Headline figures for town and parish councils are:

  • The average Band D precept charged by a parish council for 2022-23 will be...

Use of red diesel by councils

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 18:51

The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 has been amended from 1 April 2022, with Schedule 1 (Excepted Vehicles) being deleted and replaced by Schedule 1A (Excepted Machines), which significantly reduces the entailment to use red diesel (which contains a dye to...

NALC publishes the 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 04/01/2022 - 12:10

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) 2022 edition of the Practitioners' Guide.

The 2022 edition of the guide has made updates to section five on the non-statutory guidance for...

"Bitter dissapointment" with government over lack of sanctions for poorly behaved councillors

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:41

Three years of consideration by government have resulted in no planned changes to the standards regime for parish and town councillors, it was confirmed on Friday (18th March).

Cllr Keith Stevens, chair of the National Association of Local Councils, said he...

AGAR 21-22 Paperwork To Be Sent To Councils W/C 21st March

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 03/18/2022 - 19:01

PKF Littlejohn is due to upload annual return/AGAR documents to their website shortly.

The documents will be loaded onto their website early next week (w/c 21st March), then e-mails to councils will be sent out on a staggered basis over several days starting...

Cancellation - Chairman's training - 3rd March 2022

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 03/03/2022 - 08:54

Unfortunately, due to staff illness, the Chairman's training planned for today (3rd March 2022) is cancelled. The LRALC office is contacting booked delegates to inform them of the cancellation.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Ukraine

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 03/02/2022 - 16:59

Ukraine

We have received a large number of enquiries this week to do with Ukraine. Some councils have received requests to fly the Ukrainian flag to show support and these requests should be handled in accordance with the council's flag flying policy. Flying...

New Version of The Proper Practices (The Practitioner's Guide) Due For Publication Shortly

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/28/2022 - 23:12

The second draft of the 2022 version of Governance and Accountability (the proper practices, also known as the practitioner's guide) including a total rewrite of Section 5 has gone out for checking.

40 experts from all aspects of Local Council Governance have...

STOP PRESS: National Pay Award Settled At 1.75%

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/28/2022 - 22:48

The long standing negotiations around the 2021-22 cost of living pay award have finally produced an agreement. As of 1st April 2021 all local council staff with a contractual entitlement will have a 1.75% increase applied to their pay scales, resulting in...

Blaby District Council Parish Liaison Meeting 2nd March 2022 - Agenda and Details

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/25/2022 - 12:32

Please see below the agenda for the BDC Parish Liaison Meeting to be held at BDC's council chamber from 5pm on Wednesday March 2nd 2022. The room will be open from 4.30pm for refreshments.

COVID related information will be published here shortly.

PLEASE NOTE:...

NALC Summary Report on "Levelling Up" White Paper

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 02/10/2022 - 22:16

Please see below for a copy of the NALC summary of the Levelling Up white paper .

LRALC Launches New Member Service - Payroll Lite

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 02/10/2022 - 00:20

Dear Member Council,

LRALC is always looking for ways to improve and widen the benefits we offer to our member councils. The subject of payroll is an ongoing issue for many, with concerns around accuracy, compliance when running it in-house, and the affordability...

Barrowden Parish Council leads on government planning change campaign

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 02/09/2022 - 09:03

Barrowden Parish Council (BPC) and their Chairman Cllr Gordon Brown have used the Sustainable Communities Act to work with LRALC and NALC in submitting a formal request to government to change the law.

The proposal submitted by BPC was that building Control...

NALC responds to Levelling Up white paper

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:27

Cllr Keith Stevens, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), has responded to the government's publication of the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper.

"Today's white paper is a welcome and positive first step down the long road ahead...

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