SEP
07

Internal Audit: Starts again once the External Audit is complete

AUTHOR: ELEANOR GREENE, SECRETARY TO THE PARISH INTERNAL AUDITORS FORUM


Summer holidays are coming close, and the external auditors are getting through even the most complicated AGAR forms.

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SEP
01

The challenge of climate change for councils and what they can do about it

RUAIRE GLACKIN, HEAD OF NET ZERO AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT AT UTILITY AID


Perhaps the greatest challenge of our generation is addressing the pace of climate change before it is too late. We all have a significant part to play in this and Councils are no different. The need to show leadership set examples and be a driving force in creating real and meaningful change is clear.

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AUG
09

The implications of the post-COVID-19 and Brexit worlds for England’s parish and town councils — view from the town hall and beyond

AUTHOR: DR GORDON MORRIS, HONORARY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER


The implications of the post-COVID-19 and Brexit worlds for England’s town councils were explored in a recent paper by the writer. An online survey supported by telephone interviews elicited approximately 25,000 words of carefully considered opinions and suggestions from 123 councillors and 21 clerks from 78 councils (including the academics and policy professionals who contributed, 156 participants in all). The following is a snapshot of the findings.

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AUG
02

Your A-Z list of the UK's popular grant funders

EMMA CURTIS, PARTNERSHIP MANAGER AT SCRIBE ACCOUNTS


The world of grant funding can be a mind-boggling minefield. However, with so many potential benefits it should not be seen as a hurdle, but as an opportunity to grab some free cash to bring your project ideas to life and create a valuable asset for your community.

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JUL
26

Insurance and Accounting for Councils – a new guide from BHIB Councils Insurance

AUTHOR: LUKE PERKINS, PARTNERSHIPS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT BHIB COUNCILS INSURANCE


NALC’s insurance partner, BHIB Councils Insurance, have produced a detailed new guide aimed at providing council insurance and accounting information to new council clerks and councillors.

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JUN
30

The High Street Footfall Decline - TrailTale’s Solution

AUTHOR: RAFI ILIVITZKY, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT TRAILTALE


A growing decline

According to the Retail Gazette Analysis (2019) - In the past seven years, British high streets have suffered greatly. In total, the high street footfall has declined by 10%, an incredibly large statistic; considering that our population is growing, rather than shrinking.

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