Compliant Councils Hub

Empowering town and parish councils
with the confidence to be compliant

Your council already has enough to contend with.

Let us take the stress out of data protection and compliance training and support.

Keeping on top of data protection and compliance can be a huge challenge for parish and town councils of all shapes and sizes. Clerks and officers already have a great deal on their plate and their resources are often stretched to the limit.

All councils understand the importance of getting data protection and compliance right, yet few have the in-house resources to effectively keep on top of ever-changing policies and guidelines. Whether it’s finding out about the latest changes to legislation or caselaw, accessing relevant and good quality training at a time that suits you, or getting expert help or advice when you need it most.

We want to make it really easy for your council to access the training, resources and expertise you need, when you need it most. That’s why Breakthrough Communications are launching their groundbreaking Compliant Councils Hub, to help take the stress out of data protection and compliance.

What is the Compliant Councils Hub and
how will it benefit my parish or town council?

Keeping on top of data protection and compliance can be a huge challenge for parish and town councils of all shapes and sizes. Clerks and officers already have a great deal on their plate and their resources are often stretched to the limit.

With the Compliant Councils Hub, your council can stay ahead of the agenda and say with confidence that your council won’t be caught out. Our expert advice and training will give you peace of mind AND will save your council time and money in the long run.

The Compliant Councils Hub gives town and parish councils access to regularly updated, on-demand, data protection training modules, templates and resources and video walk-through guides. On top of that, your council gets optional access to a range of live, virtual masterclasses, one-to-one expert consultations and advice on all areas of data protection and compliance.

In short, we give your council peace of mind and the confidence to be compliant.

What others are saying about our compliant councils hub service:

“Brilliant service and I’ve no hesitation in recommending this service. Darren laid out clearly and precisely exactly what I needed to do to comply with a Subject Access Request. Thank you again.”

Parish Clerk, Surrey

What’s included in the
Compliant Councils Hub?

On-demand training, delivered in bitesize chunks

Data protection and compliance are vast subjects. That’s why we’ve broken down our on-demand training videos into manageable, bitesize chunks.

You can choose to work through all of our training modules in one go, or simply access the content that’s most relevant to you and your council.

We’ll also regularly update our training modules, so you can be sure you’re accessing the most up-to-date library of data protection training available.

More questions? Read our FAQs below…

‘How to’ guides, templates and other resources

Training is rarely enough, by itself.

That’s why the Compliant Councils Hub also provides access to data protection templates as well as really useful video-based ‘how to’ walkthrough guides, to help you actually implement what you’ve learnt in our training modules.

More questions? Read our FAQs below…

Our Compliance eBulletin, delivered to your inbox

A huge challenge facing councils is being able to research latest data protection news, guidelines and policy updates.

We solve this problem by sending you a regular Compliance eBulletin, delivered directly to your inbox. This really useful email will give you the key updates, advice and best practice that your council needs to know, when you need to know it.

More questions? Read our FAQs below…

Regular, live Masterclasses

Our live, Zoom-based masterclasses go beyond training and provide you in-depth learning opportunities on a range of relevant topics for parish and town councils.

Our optional masterclasses include sessions for councils who provide commercial services, to councils who act as landlords, in-depth training on Privacy by Design, Data Protection Impact Assessments, Special Categories of Data, managing Freedom of Information requests, dealing with data breaches, and more.

More questions? Read our FAQs below…

Access to data protection and legal experts

You can optionally select a subscription package that includes access to 1-2-1 consultations with our experienced Certified EU GDPR Practitioner, who will give you advice and support on issues your council is facing.

When legal support is required, we have also built a partnership with one of of the UK’s leading data protection lawyers, and can offer an introduction if required.

More questions? Read our FAQs below…

Subscribe to the Compliant Councils Hub today,
and secure our pre-launch discount

Compliance Hub

Essentials
£149
£ 100 Per Year plus VAT
  • Unlimited access to our library of on-demand data protection and compliance training
  • Unlimited access to our 'How To' video walkthrough guides, making it really easy for you to put learning into action
  • Our Super Helpful Compliance e-Bulletin delivered to your inbox every month
  • Referral to our data protection lawyers, for when legal advice is required

Compliance Hub

Professional
£249
£ 195 Per Year plus VAT
  • Unlimited access to our library of on-demand data protection and compliance training
  • Unlimited access to our 'How To' video walkthrough guides, making it really easy for you to put learning into action
  • Our Super Helpful Compliance e-Bulletin delivered to your inbox every month
  • Referral to our data protection lawyers, for when legal advice is required
  • 2 inclusive private consultations with our in-house data protection expert per year
  • 4 inclusive tickets to our range of live Data Protection & Compliance Masterclasses for Councils throughout the year

Compliance Hub

Premium
£394
£ 329 Per Year plus VAT
  • Unlimited access to our library of on-demand data protection and compliance training
  • Unlimited access to our 'How To' video walkthrough guides, making it really easy for you to put learning into action
  • Our Super Helpful Compliance e-Bulletin delivered to your inbox every month
  • Referral to our data protection lawyers, for when legal advice is required
  • 4 inclusive private consultations with our in-house data protection expert per year
  • Unlimited inclusive tickets to our range of live Data Protection & Compliance Masterclasses for Councils throughout the year

FAQS

The Compliant Councils Hub is a tool for for town and parish councils to help them be more confident in their understanding of data protection and compliance. The Compliant Councils Hub includes access to on-demand training, walkthrough guides, resources and templates, as well as a really useful monthly e-Bulletin with advice, news and best practice, delivered straight to your inbox. It optionally includes 1-2-1 consultation sessions to our data protection expert and access to our range of live masterclass events.

As described in the pricing matrix above, we offer three plans for councils to choose from, each with different features and benefits. Prices are subject to VAT.

Our regular, live masterclasses will take place on a rolling basis all year round. If you’ve selected a package that includes Masterclasses, you will be able to book to join the masterclasses from within the Compliant Councils Hub itself. These sessions are live and held on Zoom.

If you’ve selected a package that includes 1-2-1 consultations with our Data Protection Expert, you will be able to book a session with them inside the Compliant Councils Hub itself.

We have teamed up with nationally-recognised data protection lawyer Raoul Lumb of Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP, who will be able to provide councils with direct legal advice or support, when it’s needed most. More information on how to get a referral is given in the Compliant Councils Hub.

Councils that sign up will receive one shared login (username and password), which may be shared between Officers of a parish or town council. The login should not be given to Councillors.

We currently provide data protection training for Councillors directly through our partnerships with a number of County Associations of Local Councils. However, the Compliant Councils Hub will include really useful content about how councillors and councils should separately manage data and how to deal with problems that arise, as well as how to manage personal devices. Please note, however, that access to the Hub is for Officers only at this stage.