Figures released today by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show the average increase in the small share of council tax raised by local (parish and town) councils will increase by a penny a day in 2019/2020.
The National Audit Office has issued a consultation on the new Code of Audit Practice, which is due to come into force by 1 April 2020. NALC will be responding.
Local government minister Rishi Sunak MP has written to leaders of principal authorities in England informing them of changes to the rules around publication of candidate addresses.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has officially launched its prestigious Star Council Awards for 2019 to recognise the achievements of the parish and town (local) council sector and celebrate the positive impact local councils, county associations, local councillors and clerks make to their communities.
A new report published this week has highlighted the state of rural services in England, showing basic mobile calls are not possible across main networks in a third of homes and residents are losing out as bus services are scrapped.
Former minister for loneliness, Tracey Crouch MP, called on local (parish and town) councils to help residents suffering from loneliness at the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Spring Conference on 11 February 2019.