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This update, from Steve Parkinson of the The Parkinson Partnership LLP, amends our advice for VAT-registered councils with a taxable turnover less than £85,000, having sought opinions from the CIPFA VAT committee.

Where a council is not VAT-registered and reclaims using a VAT126 form, it will NOT be affected during 2019/20, nor does it seem likely this will change in 2020/21.  

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Celebrate your incredible volunteers!

  • Do you know an amazing group of volunteers?
  • Do you know an outstanding volunteer?
  • Then nominate them for a Volunteer Award!

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Volunteer Awards.

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PKF Littlejohn LLP have held a short webinar update for your members to access from their website.  They are recording it and the recording and slides will be available from their website from the 20th March 2019.

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March 2019 issue of Parish & Partners Briefing from Stratford-on-Avon District Council includes

  • Executive Directors' foreword
  • Warwickshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Warwickshire County Councillors Grant Fund 2019/20

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Elections: Addresses of Candidates Not Required to be Published

Please find here a letter from Rishi Sunak MP, Minister for Local Government, sent to local authorities regarding the publication of councillors’ and candidates’ home addresses.

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In October 2018 NALC expressed its view that a local council with the general power of competence (GPC) can trade and subsequently updated its related guidance note to reflect this.  NALC has now also made clear that the same factors relate to libraries and it is the legal team’s view that a local council with GPC can contribute to a library authority (county or unitary council) towards the cost of their library service.

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Fillongley Parish Council Annual Report….Financial year 2018-19

What a busy year this has proved to be with no slowing down in sight!

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Watch the video on how to get involved

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that it is committing £6 million over the next two years to support community-led housing in England.