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  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Rob McCarthy from Aldbury Parish Council
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  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
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HAPTC Members' Bulletin 22 06 24

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Fri, 24 Jun 2022

HR Bulletin Summer 2022

  1. Options due to travel disruption
  2. Data Reform Bill
  3. Health and Safety Updates
  4. Need to comply with national minimum wage increases
  5. Potential employment law changes
  6. Difference between wrongful and unfair dismissal
  7. How should employers handle employees stranded abroad
  8. Further help and/or advice

Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Civility and Respect Newsletter June 2022

Newsletter for all councils, councillors, and staff

Throughout our sector, there are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on our councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. In response, this Civility and Respect Project has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across our sector including Councils, County Associations, NALC, SLCC and One Voice Wales.

The primary aim of the project is to coordinate a programme of work designed to promote civility and respect in public life, including good governance, positive debate and to support the well-being of councillors, professional officers and staff.

This latest newsletter includes updates on:

  • Project update
  • Response to the Committee for Standards in Public Life Report
  • Civility and Respect Continuum
  • Maintaining a Stable Council
  • Civility & Respect Training Programme

Regular project updates will be available on HAPTC's website, tweets and bulletin.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Dementia Friendly Communities

Demonstrating the positive impact of building dementia-friendly communities and providing local councils with the tools to help them develop their own.

Mon, 20 Jun 2022

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HAPTC Member's Bulletin 06 06 22

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Mon, 06 Jun 2022

NALC Legal Update June 2022

NALC Legal Update – June 2022

  • The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020
  • New legislation – councillor disqualification for sexual offences
  • Declaring casual vacancies

Wed, 01 Jun 2022

HAPTC Signed Accounts to March 2022

Full HAPTC examined accounts 2021-2022

Mon, 30 May 2022

The HAPTC Year 2021-2022

A summary of what HAPTC has provided for its member Councils throughout the year

Mon, 23 May 2022


HAPTC Members' Bulletin 22 05 23

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Mon, 23 May 2022

HAPTC AGM Agenda 2022

Agenda for the HAPTC AGM; speaker:
Cllr Andrew Gallagher, Croxley Green Parish Council:
Responding to the climate emergency – what can a Parish Council do?

Mon, 09 May 2022


Amendable Model Standing Orders

Electronic version of amendable Model Standing Orders for Local Councils

Tue, 03 May 2022

HAPTC Membership List

A list of the Hertfordshire Parish, Town and Community Councils currently in membership of HAPTC

Sun, 24 Apr 2022


Payments for Working From Home, April 2022

Homeworking Allowance:
Employers can reimburse employees for reasonable additional costs they incur while working at home under homeworking arrangements.

Wed, 06 Apr 2022

Governance and Accountability 2022 - A Practitioners Guide

For all authorities with a turnover under £6.5million.
Section 1 The Annual Governance Statement
Section 2 The Statement of Accounts
Section 3 Proper practices in relation to accounts for a smaller authority that has decided to prepare accounts and be audited as a full audit authority
Section 4 Non-statutory guidance for internal audit at smaller authorities
Section 5 Supporting Information and Practical Examples

Mon, 04 Apr 2022

Nomination for the HAPTC Executive Committee 2022

An election will be held at the Annual General Meeting on the 5th July 2022 for the HAPTC Executive Committee. 9 members will be appointed; 5 for a term of 3 years and 4 members to serve 1 year.

Member Councils who are not already represented are invited to nominate a candidate for election by completing and returning this form by 9am Friday 27th May.

Fri, 01 Apr 2022


Procurement Thresholds from 28 March 2022

Procurement thresholds for public tenders have increased from 28th March 2022

Mon, 28 Mar 2022

HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2021 10

Minutes of the HAPTC Executive Meeting October 2020

Fri, 18 Mar 2022


Preferred suppliers and contractors for Local Councils (process)

The council has a legal duty to ensure best value, which is generally done through competition, by seeking multiple quotes or tenders.

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

Tags: Supplier

Salary Scales 1st April 2021-31st March 2022

These are the scales for 2021-2022. Salaries and Spinal Column Points (SCP); National Agreement.
As soon as the 2022-2023 scales are agreed and released we will upload them in place of these.

For those where London Allowance is applicable:
From 1 April 2021: Inner Fringe Area=£914 Outer Fringe Area=£637
(as issued by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services)

Fri, 04 Mar 2022

HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 18th March 2022

Agenda for the HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting 18th March 2022

Fri, 04 Mar 2022


Section 137 Expenditure Limit for 2022-23

Section 137 Expenditure Limit for 2022-23

Tue, 15 Feb 2022

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Banking – completing FATCA or CRS forms

This note will assist councils in completing certain forms for their bank Banks may ask councils to complete a form to comply with FATCA (The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which seeks to ensure US citizens do not avoid tax by using foreign accounts) or to meet the requirements of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which is being rolled out globally by tax authorities.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

Making Tax Digital

How will Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will affect local Councils? Only relevant to VAT registered councils. Those with a taxable turnover of less than £85,000 must comply from 1 April 2022.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

Hertfordshire Internal Audit Service - what does it offer?

Audits cover the requirements of the Annual Internal Audit Report, the Practitioners Guide, and the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

Calendar of the Clerk

Brief guide to the work of the Clerk during the year.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022

Funding & Grants Bulletin November 2021

Funding & grants available for local communities and councils

Wed, 17 Nov 2021

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What can local councils do on climate change?

This report aims to paint an accurate picture of how climate change is being tackled by local (parish, town and community) councils and identify the challenges they face. In doing so, NALC can better understand how to support local councils in creating more sustainable communities.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Tags: Community