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Legal Topic Note 00 : Index of all NALC Legal Topic Notes

An index of all NALC legal topic notes in numerical order.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 01: Councils' Powers to Discharge their Functions April 2018

This LTN covers the powers afforded to local councils in legislation. Without a legal power a local council cannot act.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 02: The Chairman of a Local Council April 2018

This LTN covers the role of the chairman to a local council.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 04: The Powers of Community Meetings in Communities Without Councils revised March 2017

This LTN covers the powers in legislation afforded to community meetings in areas without a separate local council.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 05: Parish and Community Council Meetings April 2018

This LTN covers the meetings of parish and community council meetings including the legislation relating to the calling of meetings, quorum and public participation.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 06: Meetings of Parish Meetings revised September 2014

This LTN covers the arrangements for the parish meeting including number of meetings, convening meetings and rights of press and public.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 07: Non-Councillor Members of Committees revised October 2013

This LTN covers the role of non-councillors on council committees including code of conduct, qualification and voting rights.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 08: Elections revised April 2018

This LTN covers Elections including eligibility of candidates, election timetable, poll cards, election expenses, by-elections and casual vacancies.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 10: Royal Visits revised March 2013

This LTN gives advice to local councils on the formalities and rules of precedence associated with Royal visits.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 11:Celebrations and Similar Events revised March 2017

This LTN covers celebrations and similar events organised by a local council and includes guidance on the relevant legislation that gives a local council powers for different events.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 12: Honorary Titles and Officers of Dignity revised March 2013

This LTN covers honorary titles such as honorary freemen and honorary aldermen.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 13: Policing Your Area revised March 2017

This Legal Topic Note considers the powers and duties of local councils in relation to crime in their area together with guidance on approaches and systems that can be used.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 14E - Byelaws England revised March 2017

The LTN outlines the nature and use of byelaws together with information about the procedure to be followed for their creation, amendment or revocation.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 16: Control of Litter revised May 2015

This Legal Topic Note sets out the law and procedures in relation to keeping public places free of litter.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 17: Control of Dogs revised May 2015

This LTN explains the criminal and civil laws relating to the control of dogs.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 18: Local Councils' Power to Provide Parking Spaces revised March 2017

This LTN explains a local council's powers and limitations together with the methods for providing parking spaces.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 19: Unauthorised Parking on Private Land revised August 2013

This LTN outlines the statutory powers of principal authorities and the police to immobilise or remove vehicles on land that is not a public place.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 20: Markets and other events revised March 2017

This LTN outlines the legislation which allows local councils to establish or acquire markets in their area.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 21:Local Council Help for Village Halls revised May 2019

This LTN gives guidance on the relationships between village halls and local councils and includes information about custodian trustees, grants, loans, VAT and conflicts of interest.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 22: Disciplinary and Grievance Arrangements revised November 2019

This LTN covers the arrangements local councils should have in place to deal with disciplinary or grievance in relation to its employees. Editable template documents are available on the YLCA website to assist local councils to produce a Disciplinary Policy and a Grievance Policy.

Fri, 20 Dec 2019

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Legal Topic Note 29: Straying Animals revised November 2007

This LTN outlines the liability of owners in terms of straying animals on highways and common land and refers local councils to the relevant legislation.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 30: Defamation revised February 2014

This LTN covers the legislation relating to defamation and explains the terms slander and libel as well as insurance requirements.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 31: Local Council Powers revised October 2018

This LTN explains the uses of Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 and gives the spending limit for this power of last resort as well as explaining the General Power of Competence and how these fit in with a councils powers in legislation.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 32 : Local Councils and VAT revised January 2011

This LTN outlines the basics of VAT and explains business and non-business activities, exempt supplies, reclaiming VAT and VAT as it applies to land and buildings. Useful links to VAT notices relevant to local councils are included.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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Legal Topic Note 33: Councillors' Allowances revised August 2019

This LTN covers the chairman's allowance and the different types of allowances that can be paid to councillors.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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