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NALC Spring Conference 2020, 17 March, London

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

NALC Spring Conference 2020, 17 March, London NALC Spring Conference 2020 is an essential event for the local government sector, bringing local (parish and town) councils together with others sectors to share, celebrate and advance the crucial work local councils do to build stronger communities. The conference will focus on one of NALC’s key campaigns […]

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Public consultation on proposed new Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation Policy -The survey is open until Sunday 1st March 2020.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

The NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Lincolnshire are seeking people’s views about a proposed new Gamete and Embryo Cryopreservation Policy, which will apply to patients across the East Midlands. Gamete Cryopreservation is a technique used to preserve fertility by freezing gametes (eggs or sperm) or embryos prior to a treatment which may make a […]

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LCC Website Training Dates

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Lincolnshire County Council has a new accessible and mobile-friendly website. As a result, are upgrading the town and parish council websites that they currently host. This upgrade will ensure that these websites are also mobile-friendly and are up to date with the latest accessibility requirements. Support for the current websites will end on 31 March. […]

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NALC successfully pilots national LCAS panel

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has successfully piloted a national panel for its Local Council Award Scheme (LCAS). The pilot began in August 2019, which received four applications with all councils accredited the following: Dunham on Trent with Ragnall, Darlton and Fledborough Parish Council — Foundation Award Brixton Parish Council — Quality Award […]

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Recruitment guidance notes produced by Personnel Advice and Solutions for Town and Parish Councils

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Chris Moses, HR Advisor for Personnel Advice and Solutions has begun producing a series of recruitment guidance notes for Town and Parish Councils. The first two of these, on the recruitment process and interview skills are available under the Model Documents, Policies and Legislative Updates tab, under the Employment heading. There will be more in […]

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NALC seeks views on JPAG’s Practitioners’ Guide

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is seeking opinions on behalf of the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) on its Practitioners’ Guide. The Practitioners’ Guide is issued by JPAG to support the preparation by smaller authorities in England of statutory annual accounting and governance statements found in the Annual Governance and Accountability […]

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New Code of Audit Practice

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

NALC were pleased this week to be briefed by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the new Code of Audit Practice, which has been laid in Parliament. They are hopeful that the revised Code’s emphasis on proportionality and the expectation of better communication around objection work might help address some of the concerns that smaller councils, in […]

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