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19/7/2016 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND - MARCH 2016

 

Please find attached the Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - March 2016 Version.

 

Please note the supporting information is important and we advise that it is read thoroughly.


 

5/4/2016 - NATIONAL LIVING WAGE: RATE FOR 2016/17 - IMPACT ON NALC/SLCC SALARY AWARD

 

Please find attached the National living wage rate for 2016/17 - impact on NALC/SLCC Salary Award


 

1/3/2016 - ANNUAL RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2016

 

Please find attached the Annual Return form for the year ending 31st March


 

1/3/2016 - GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES - MARCH 2016 - UPDATES TO GUIDE

 

Please find attached the Financial Briefing F02-16 - Governance and Accountability - Updates to Guide


 

1/3/2016 - LETTER ADVISING OF GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY CHANGES

 

Please find attached a Letter from Steve Parkinson advising of the Governance and Accountability Changes


 

1/3/2016 - LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT 2014 - CHANGES TO AUDIT APPOINTMENTS AND ARRANGEMENTS

 

Please find attached the Financial Briefing on the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 - Changes to Audit Appointments and Arrangements


 

1/3/2016 - NEW EXTERNAL AUDIT REGIME FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES - CHAIRMANS COMMUNICATION NO.3 FROM SAAA

 

Please find attached New external audit regime for smaller authorities – Chairman’s Communication No. 3 from SAAA.

 

This document along with updated flowcharts and FAQs is also available on the SAAA website www.localaudits.co.uk

 


 

1/1/2016 - L05-15 - PUBLIC CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2015 - IMPACT ON THE STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY COUNCILS

 

Please find attached L05-15 - Public Contracts regulations 2015 - impact on the standing orders and financial regulations adopted by councils.


 

26/10/2015 - AUTO-ENROLMENT (PENSIONS) NALC/SLCC UPDATE

 

Auto-Enrolment Pensions

 

NALC & SLCC update

 

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14/10/2015 - CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVOLUTION BILL - HOUSE OF COMMONS SECOND READING

 

Please find attached - Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill – House of Commons Second Reading, 14 October 2015

 

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8/7/2015 - F05 - 15 - FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPENSATION SCHEME

 

Please find attached Financial services compensation scheme

 

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1/7/2015 - L05-15 - PUBLIC CONTRACTS REGULATIONS 2015 - IMPACT ON THE STANDING ORDERS & FINANCIAL REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY COUNCILS

 

Please find attached L05-15 - Public Contracts Regulations


 

22/5/2015 - L03-15 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT (RELIGIOUS ETC. OBSERVANCES) ACT 2015

 

Please find attached L03-15 - Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015

 

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7/5/2015 - L15 - 08 - CO-OPTION

 

Please find attached the Legal Briefing L15-08 on Co-option

 

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14/4/2015 - LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

 

Please find attached the Local Audit and Accountability Act


 

1/4/2015 - A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING PROCUREMENT

 

Please find attached NALCs Guide to Understanding Procurement.


 

30/3/2015 - INTRODUCTION OF SMALLER AUTHORITIES - TRANSPARENCY OBLIGATIONS FOR PARISH COUNCILS WITH AN ANNUAL TURNOVER NOT EXCEEDING £25000

 

Please find attached the Introduction of Smaller Authorities - Transparency Obligations for Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000.


 

25/3/2015 - F02 - 15 - COUNCILLORS TRAVEL ALLOWANCES

 

Please find attached F02 - 15 - Councillors' Travel Allowances

 

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25/3/2015 - L01 - 11 - THE CODE OF RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON LOCAL AUTHORITY PUBLICITY (ENGLAND)

 

Please find attached L01- 11 - The Code of Recommended Practice On Local Authority Publicity (England)

 

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25/3/2015 - PC02 - 15 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN & LARGER PARISH COUNCILS

 

Please find attached PC02 - 15 - Local Government Ombudsman & Larger Parish Councils

 

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26/2/2015 - L01 -15 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - DATASETS

 

Please find attached L01-15 - Freedom of Information Act - Datasets

 

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6/2/2015 - NALC BRIEFING ON THE FINAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT 2015-16

 

Please find attached the NALC briefing on the final local government finance settlement 2015-16.pdf

 

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15/1/2015 - NALC RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT

 

Please find attached the NALC response to the consultation on the Local Government Finance Settlement


 

23/12/2014 - L05 -14 - TRANSPARENCY CODE FOR PARISH COUNCILS WITH AN ANNUAL TURNOVER NOT EXCEEDING £25,000

 

Please find attached the Transparency code for parish councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000.


 

19/12/2014 - F12-14 - PENSIONS ISSUES: LGPS FUNDING DEFICIT & FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS

 

Please find attached the Pensions Issues: LGPS Funding Deficit & Future Arrangements

 

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5/12/2014 - PC20 - 14 - MODERNISING PARISH POLL REGULATIONS

 

Please find attached the Consultation for Modernising Parish Poll regulations


 

20/8/2014 - PC13 - 14 - TECHNICAL PLANNING CONSULTATION

 

Please find attached PC13 - 14 - Technical Planning Consultation

 

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13/8/2014 - L02 - 14 - AMENDMENT TO NALC’s 2013 MODEL STANDING ORDERS (ENGLAND)

 

Please find attached the amendment to NALC's 2013 Model Standing Orders

 

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30/7/2014 - L07 - 11 - THE BRIBERY ACT 2010 - IMPACT ON LOCAL COUNCILS

 

Please find attached L07 - 11 - The Bribery Act 2010 - Updated version

 

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21/7/2014 - PR11 - 14 - CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF LOCAL AUDIT

 

Please find attached PR11 - 14 Local Audit Response

 

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4/7/2014 - PC10 - 14 - PLAIN ENGLISH GUIDE TO THE OPENNESS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES REGULATIONS 2014

 

Please find attached the Plain English Guide to the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014

 

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26/6/2014 - F10 - 14 - PRACTITIONERS' GUIDE NOTES 2014

 

Please find attached the Practitioners' Guide Notes 2014

 

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20/6/2014 - LOCAL AUDIT CONSULTATION

 

Please find attached the Local Audit Consultation

 

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16/6/2014 - F09 - 14 - LGPS 2014 DISCRETION - STATEMENT OF POLICY

 

Please find attached the LGPS 2014 Discretions – Statement of Policy

 

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10/6/2014 - F08 - 14 - LGPS AND PENSION FUNDING DEFICITS

 

Please find attached F08 - 14 - LGPS and Pension Funding Deficits

 

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4/6/2014 - CO1 - 14 - FLY A FLAG FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

 

Please find attached CO1 - 14 - Fly a flag for the Commonwealth


 

30/5/2014 - PC08 - 14 - CONSULTATION ON UNDERGROUND DRILLING ACCESS [PAYMENTS FOR ACCESS]

 

Please find attached Consultation on underground drilling access (payments for access)

 

 

 

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27/5/2014 - L01 - 14 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY CODE FOR PARISH COUNCILS WITH A GROSS ANNUAL INCOME OR EXPENDITURE EXCEEDING £200,000 (ENGLAND ONLY)

 

Please find attached Legal Briefing The Local Government Transparency Code for parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure exceeding £200,000 (England only)

 

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25/4/2014 - F06 - 14 - NEW EMPLOYMENT ALLOWANCE

 

Please find attached F06 - 14 - New Employment Allowance

 

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23/4/2014 - E01 - 14 - STATUTORY SICK PAY REFUND ABOLISHED FROM 6 APRIL 2014

 

Please find attached E01 -14 Statutory Sick Pay Refund Abolished From April 2014

 

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12/3/2014 - F02 - 14 - ACCOUNTING FOR COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT GRANT IN A COUNCILS ANNUAL RETURN

 

Please find attached Accounting for council tax support grant in a council’s Annual Return (England & Wales)

 

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12/3/2014 - F03 - 14 - ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS TO HMRC

 

Please find attached Electronic Payments to HMRC

 

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12/3/2014 - F04E - 14 - REPEAL OF S.150 (5) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - IMPLEMENTATION

 

Please find attached the Repeal of s.150 (5) of the Local Government Act 1972 - Implementation


 

12/3/2014 - REPEAL OF S.150 (5) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

 

Please find attached the Repeal of s.150 (5) Of The Local Government Act 1972


 

17/2/2014 - DRAFT REGULATIONS OPENNESS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES 2014

 

Please find attached the Draft Regulations Openness of Local Government bodies 2014


 

17/2/2014 - PC01-14 - LOCAL AUDIT ACCOUNTABILITY ACT - OPENNESS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES DRAFT REGULATIONS

 

Please find attached the Local Audit Accountability Act - Openness of Local Government Bodies Draft Regulations


 

6/12/2013 - F01 - 13 - EU VAT RULES FOR PUBLIC SECTOR

 

Please find attached F01 - 13 EU VAT Rules for Public Sector

 

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10/9/2013 - PCR70-13 - DRAFT DE-REGULATION BILL

 

Please find attached PCR70-13 Draft De-Regulation Bill

 

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21/8/2013 - PC68 - 13 - DRAFT DEREGULATION BILL

 

Please find attached PC68 Draft De-regulation Bill

 

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29/5/2013 - PCR65 - 13 - FURTHER REFORMS TO COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

 

Please see attached for PCR65 - 13 - Further Reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy.

 

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10/5/2013 - PB52 - 13 - MOBILE CONNECTIVITY IN ENGLAND

 

Please see attached PB52 - 13 Mobile Connectivity In England

 

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9/5/2013 - PB53 - 13 - THE QUEENS SPEECH 2013

 

Please see attached the Policy Briefing - PB53 - 13 - The Queen's Speech 2013

 

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2/5/2013 - PCR64 - 13 - PUBLICITY CODE RESPONSE

 

Please see attached PCR64 - 13 - Publicity Code Response

 

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26/4/2013 - PC62-13 FURTHER REFORMS TO COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

 

Please see attached PC62 - 13 Further Reforms to Community Infrastructure Levy

 

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11/4/2013 - PC61 - 13 - PUBLICTY CODE

 

Please see attached PC61 - 13 Publicity Code.

 

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4/4/2013 - PCR60 - 13 - COMMUNITY LEARNING IN RURAL AREAS

 

Please see attached PCR60-13 - Community Learning in Rural Areas

 

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13/3/2013 - PR58 - 13 - APPG SKILLS

 

Please see attached Consultation Response PR58 -13 APPG Skills

 

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26/2/2013 - PCR - 57 - 13 - SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ACT

 

Please see attached PCR57-13, Sustainable Communities Act

 

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22/2/2013 - P56-13 - COMMUNITY LEARNING IN RURAL AREAS

 

Please see attached for P56 - 13, Community Learning In Rural Areas

 

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13/2/2013 - PC54 - 13 - APPG GROWTH AND SKILLS

 

Please see attached for APPG growth and skills consultation

 

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11/2/2013 - PCR53 - ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Please see attached Consultation response for adapting to climate change

 

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1/2/2013 - GUIDANCE FOR NALC TEMPLATE TENANCY AGREEMENT FOR AN ALLOTMENT GARDEN

 

Please see attachement


 

1/2/2013 - NALC ALLOTMENT TENANCY AGREEMENT

 

Please see attached NALC Allotment Tenancy Agreement

 

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1/2/2013 - PR52 - 12 - HGV SPEED LIMITS - APPENDIX 1 - SECTOR RESPONSES

 

Please see attached PR52 - 12 - Appendix 1 - Sector Responses.

 

Please also see the Policy response for PR52 -12 - HGV Speed limits


 

1/2/2013 - PR52 - 12 HGV SPEED LIMITS

 

Please see attached for the Policy Response PR52 - 12 HGV Speed limits

 

Please also see PR52 - 12 - Appendix 1 - Sector Responses

 

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31/1/2013 - PB51 - 13 - NEW CENTRAL LOCAL GOVERNANCE REPORT PUBLISHED

 

Please see attached for PB51 - 13 New Central Local Governance Report

 

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28/1/2013 - P50 - 13 - CIL AND NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING

 

Please see attached for the CIL and Neighbourhood Planning

 

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23/1/2013 - CE01-13 - LOCALISATION OF COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT

 

Please see attached for CE01-13 Localisation of Council Tax Support

 

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23/1/2013 - PCR49 - 13 LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT

 

Please see attached PCR49 - 13 Local Government Finance Settlement

 

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18/12/2012 - PR46-12 - IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY

 

Please see attached

 

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12/12/2012 - PCR45-12 - TECHNICAL REVIEW OF PLANNING APPEALS

 

Please see attachment

 

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7/12/2012 - C01-12 CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

 

Please see attached C01-12 Corporate Communications Strategy

 

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7/12/2012 - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

 

Please see attached Implementation Plan

 

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7/12/2012 - FIRST DRAFT OF NALC'S CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

 

Please see attached First Draft of NALC's Corporate Communications Strategy

 

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4/12/2012 - PCR44-12 GROWTH INFRASTRUCTURE BILL COMMITTEE

 

Please see attached

 

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26/10/2012 - P39-12 PRECEPTS UPDATE

 

Precept Update - 26/10/2012

 

 

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4/10/2012 - CE01-12 - STANDING ORDERS FOR LOCAL COUNCILS – 2nd edition

 

I am pleased to announce that we plan to publish the 2nd edition of ‘Standing Orders for Local Councils’ in Autumn 2013.

 

See full article


 

1/10/2012 - NALC QUICK EMPLOYMENT TIPS

 

Quick Employment Tips (QETs)

 

See full article


 

13/9/2012 - PR34-12 CHEQUE SIGNATORIES NALC CONSULTATION RESPONSE

 

NALC Consultation Response.

 

See full article


 

31/8/2012 - RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSALS FROM TOWN AND PARISH COUNCILS UNDER THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ACT 2007 CONSULTATION

 

Response To The Proposals From Town And Parish Councils Under The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 Consultation.

 

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30/8/2012 - RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT LOCAL AUDIT BILL CONSULTATION

 

Response To the Draft Local Audit Bill Consultation

 

See full article


 

23/8/2012 - L03-05 THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES (INDEMNITIES FOR MEMBERS AND OFFICERS) ORDER 2004

 

The local Authorities (Indemnities for Members and Officers) Order 2004

 

Original date of issue 24/11/2005

Updated 18/06/2006

and 23/08/12

 

See full article


 

23/8/2012 - L17-07 GOOD RACE RELATIONS - GYPSIES AND IRISH TRAVELLERS

 

Good Race Relations - Gypsies and Irish Travellers

 

See full article


 

15/8/2012 - L09 - 12 NALC TEMPLATE CODE OF CONDUCT

 

NALC’s template code of conduct for parish councils (final version)

 

See full article


 

15/8/2012 - L10 - 12 THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES (DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS) REGULATIONS 2012

 

THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES (DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS) REGULATIONS 2012

 

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6/6/2012 - GUIDANCE ON ROYAL NAMES & TITLES FOR THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE

 

GUIDANCE ON USING ROYAL NAMES AND TITLES IN THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR

 

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26/4/2012 - LO6 - 12 REPEAL OF THE POWER OF WELL-BEING & TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

 

THE REPEAL OF THE POWER OF WELL-BEING (ENGLAND ONLY)

 

 

 

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6/4/2012 - E04 - 12 UNFAIR DISMISSAL CHANGES EFFECTIVE 6 APRIL 2012

 

Unfair dismissal changes – effective 6 April 2012

 

This employment briefing updates E05-11.

 

Change in qualifying period for unfair dismissal

 

 

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27/3/2012 - FO1 - 12 VALUE ADDED TAX - CEMETARIES & MEMORIALS

 

VALUE ADDED TAX

 

This Briefing affects only councils that are currently registered for VAT and run cemeteries.

 

The change of VAT classification of charges for Memorials in Cemeteries etc due for implementation on 1st April 2012 has been deferred.

 

The full text of the HMRC announcement is set out below.

 

 

See full article


 

23/2/2012 - APPENDIX TO L05 - 12 ERIC PICKLES LETTER

 

Letter from Eric Pickles to the chairman of NALC

 

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23/2/2012 - L05 - 12 GOVERNMENT FAST-TRACKS GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE TO PERMIT PRAYERS AT COUNCIL MEETINGS

 

Government fast-tracks General Power of Competence to permit prayers at council meetings

 

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16/2/2012 - L04 - 12 PRAYERS AT COUNCIL MEETINGS

 

Prayers at council meetings - judicial review decision

 

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26/1/2012 - L02 - 12 INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE GUIDANCE ON INFORMATION HELD IN PRIVATE EMAIL ACCOUNTS

 

Information Commissioner’s Office guidance on information held in private email accounts

 

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16/1/2012 - E02 - 12 PAYE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CLERKs AND RFOs

 

PAYE Arrangements for Clerks and Responsible Finance Officers

 

See full article


 

20/12/2011 - E07 - 11 REPEAL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISCRETIONARY PAYMENTS 1996

 

Repeal of the Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996

 

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20/12/2011 - EO1 - 12 REPEAL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISCRETIONARY PAYMENTS 1996

 

Repeal of the Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996: NALC and SLCC model employment contract

 

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20/12/2011 - PRAYERS AT COUNCIL MEETINGS - JUDICIAL REVIEW CHALLENGE

 

NALC Legal Briefing L11-11

20 December 2011

 

Prayers at council meetings – judicial review challenge

 

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20/12/2011 - REPEAL OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (DISCRETIONARY PAYMENTS) REGULATIONS 1996

 

NALC Employment Briefing E07- 11

20 December 2011

 

Repeal of the Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996

 

 

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17/11/2011 - NALC AUDIT & ACCOUNTANCY UPDATE

 

NALC Audit & Accountancy Update

7th November 2011.

General Update

 

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15/11/2011 - THE LOCALISM ACT NOVEMBER 2011

 

NALC Policy Briefing P44-11

 

17 November 2011

 

THE LOCALISM ACT NOVEMBER 2011

 

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1/2/2011 - E01-11 THE ABOLITION OF THE DEFAULT RETIREMENT AGE

 

Please see attached The Abolition of the Default Retirement Age


 

FO-12 NEW PAYE ARRANGEMENTS REAL TIME INFORMATION (RTI)

 

NEW PAYE ARRANGEMENTS: REAL TIME INFORMATION (RTI)

 

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