Become a Member

Membership is open to Town, Parish or Community Councils or Parish Meetings.  Being a Member gives your Councillors and Clerk direct access to a range of expert advice, support and services specifically for the Parish sector.  

Membership Benefits 2022/2023

For further information about joining your County Association please email office@capalc.org.uk

Practitioners Guide 2022

 The JPAG Practitioners Guide 2022 has been released. 

Please log in to CAPALC's members area to download a copy 

Pay Agreement 2021-2022

The National Pay Agreement for 2021-2022 has just be released.

 

Please log in to the Members Area and go to 'Legal Advice & Templates' to download your copy. 

 

Section 137 limit for 2022-2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified NALC that the appropriate sum for the purpose of Section 123(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for parish and town councils in England for 2022/2023 is £8.82 per elector.

 

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2021-22 is £8.41 per elector.

 


NALC endorses a statement on the Ukraine crisis

NALC endorses a statement in support and solidarity with peers in Ukraine

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has joined the Local Government Association (LGA) in endorsing a statement from the political leadership of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), which strongly condemns the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. 

CEMR’s statement was published on 24 February 2022 and strongly condemns the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. The statement also expresses full support and solidarity to the Ukrainian people and their peers in local and regional government.

NALC has joined the LGA in supporting CEMR’s call on local and regional governments throughout Europe to endorse the statement, which any councillor can sign.

More detail from NALC  

 

Code of Conduct 2021 Guidance

The Local Government Association have published supporting guidance which is aimed to help understanding and consistency of approach towards the new model code of conduct. The code, together with the guidance, has been designed to protect our democratic role, encourage good conduct, and safeguard the public’s trust and confidence in the role of councillor in local government.

Code of Conduct 2020 
Code of Conduct 2021 Guidance 

 

Mental Health in the Workplace

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. 

How to support mental health at work publication

Press release - On 4 May 2020 Companies House approved our incorporation as a company limited by guarantee, company number 12585308.

13 May 2020

 

CAPALC is now Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils Limited. On 4 May 2020 Companies House approved our incorporation as a company limited by guarantee, company number 12585308.

This means that CAPALC has a proper legal status that enables it to employ staff and enter into contracts. The former board members have become the directors of the new company and will be free to make decisions in the best interests of the company and its shareholders, without having to worry about personal liability.

Once our 2019-2020 accounts are finalised the old CAPALC will be wound up and all its interests transferred to CAPALC Ltd. This is likely to happen in the next month.

In practice this will make little difference to our operation and to our members. The main change for our members is that any theoretical liability is now capped at £1 which will be reserved from the membership subscription.

I would like to thank all our members for their support and look forward to providing new and better services.

Henry Clark

Chairman