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Rutlandnews

Government confirms the Section 137 expenditure limit for 2023/24

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 02/06/2023 - 21:06

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England...

LRALC EGM votes 60:1 to remove time maximum term for elected officers of the Association

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 13:45

The LRALC EGM voted overwhelmingly to back the motion submitted by the LRALC directors on the evening of the 3rd February 2023. The motion was intended to ensure that the pool of talent for critical roles such as Chairman is as large as possible.

Nearly a third...

Proxy Voting Form For LRALC EGM Now Available On Event Page

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/19/2023 - 17:23

The proxy voting form for the upcoming EGM is now available to download on the EGM event page.

New NALC Publication - Digital Mapping for Parish & Town Councils

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:09

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and Parish Online have released a new publication on digital mapping systems for local (parish and town) councils.

The management of local councils can often involve various geographic tasks, and this publication...

URGENT - LCC CLERKS MEETING 5th JAN - NEW ZOOM LINK

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Thu, 01/05/2023 - 09:43

Due to an issue with LCC's Zoom account which we have just been made aware of there is a NEW link for the meeting taking place in 15 minutes. We apologise for the late notice, but the meetings are not through the LRALC Zoom account and so we were not aware...

Local Government Ombudsman

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 12/23/2022 - 12:00

The jurisdiction of the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LG&SCO) does not currently extend to parish and town councils, but that may be set to change, at least for some larger councils.

The Ombudsman says "Town and parish councils represent...

Leicestershire County Council Budget Proposals Published

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 14:09

Budget proposals published

Dear colleague,

Today, we have today published our budget proposals which are designed to protect public services and support vulnerable people during tough economic times.

An extra £57m investment in support, a five per cent...

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Local Government Finance - No referendums ("capping") for Parish and Town Council council tax increases CONFIRMED

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 11:53

We are very pleased to announce that there will be NO "capping" of our councils in the next financial year, i.e., no requirement for a local referendum to be held for precept/council tax increases above a specific level. This means that councils remain able...

LRALC Cost of Living and Budget Setting Resources Now Available

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/09/2022 - 12:01

To coincide with LRALC's course on the same subject, we have produced a range of resources to assist councils during this difficult budget setting period.

See below to access these.

Change to External Auditor

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 10:35

The contract for External Audit for our area for the financial years 2022/23 to 2026/27 has been awarded to Moore UK, a change from pkf Littlejohn who have carried out this task for the last few years.

More details regarding any impact this will have on town...

Clerks and Council Staff Pay Award - Update

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Wed, 11/02/2022 - 08:00

We're now able to let you know that the three bigger unions met on 1st November and have agreed to accept the National Employers' pay offer.

Results of consultations within each union:

GMB Accept 67%, reject 33%

Unite Accept 22%, reject 78%

Unison Accept 65% reject...

FREE COURSE - Preparing An Award Winning LCAS Application 23 November 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 17:22

Local Council Award Scheme

23 November 2022 — 12.00 – 13:15

The Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS) is an accreditation scheme for the local (parish and town) sector to celebrate the successes of councils and provide a mechanism for continuous improvement...

Leicestershire County Council Budget Webinar – Parish & Town Counci

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Fri, 10/28/2022 - 10:52

The message below is from Cllr Nicholas Rushton, Leader of Leicestershire County Council. The Council is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the Council's financial situation.

We would encourage you to attend and promote the webinars most relevant to your...

Clerk’s and Council Staff Pay Award - Update

Rutland and Leicestershire BBC News Feed - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 18:35


The trade union ballots on local government pay have now closed. UNISON, the largest of the three main unions has already accepted the pay offer. For a formal collective agreement to be achieved, GMB and/or Unite must also vote to accept. The full Trade Union...

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