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Amendable Model Standing Orders

Electronic version of amendable Model Standing Orders for Local Councils

Tue, 03 May 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

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

Notice for meetings

How much notice is needed for holding meetings of the Council and of committees?

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

NALC Cheques LRO Implementation Briefing

Legislation removing the need for Local Councils to use cheques with 2 signatories for all payments.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

Practical guidance on declaring interests and dispensations at a council meeting

We are aware that this aspect of the Code of Conduct is causing great concern to our councils so we have worked in partnership with Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd and are the first County Association in the country to have produced such a practical guidance note for members.

It includes a model agenda item, when declarations of interest are required, examples of interests relating to Part B, a generic application form for dispensation by members.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Committee Requirements

Meetings of Council, Committees, Sub-Committees and Working Groups – Requirements

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Parish Council Spending Powers

Parish council legislation. The powers available to Parish and Town Councils.

Sat, 14 Nov 2020

L05 17 General Data Protection Regulation

This briefing provides a summary of the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the changes in law being introduced by General Data Protection Regulation which are relevant to councils.

Mon, 21 Aug 2017

Transparency Code (Smaller Councils)

Transparency code for Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000

Fri, 02 Jan 2015

Protocol on the recording and filming of Council and Committee Meetings

The right to record, film and to broadcast meetings of the Council, committees and sub committees is established following the Local Government Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014