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Property Asset Valuation: A Handbook for Property and Finance Professionals in Local Authorities (2016 Edition)


Available now to order – publication date September 2016.
This guidance examines in detail the many complex issues surrounding local authority property assets including classification, valuation and component accounting. It further explores these areas by providing practical examples based on real situations. Fully updated since the original 2012 edition, this new edition provides comprehensive guidance around the requirements of IFRS 13 for property asset valuations.

The Commissioning Joint Committee Guide to Contract Management in the Public Sector


Available now to order – publication date August 2016.
This guide provides public sector organisations with practical advice on how to manage their contracts in order to support corporate objectives and obtain value for money.

Delivering Good Governance: Guidance Notes for Policing Bodies in England and Wales (2016 Edition)


Available now to order – publication date June 2016.
These guidance notes are intended to assist police and crime commissioners (PCCs), chief constables (CCs) and associated organisations and systems – strategic alliances and other collaboration arrangements, partnerships and other vehicles established by PCCs – in reviewing the effectiveness of their own governance arrangements by reference to best practice and using self-assessment.

Balancing Local Authority Budgets


Available now to order – publication date May 2016.
A key publication for budget holders or anyone responsible for financial planning, this title reviews the current financial challenges faced by local authorities in balancing their budgets. It considers what an authority’s response may be, including the operational implementation of a spending freeze or the more serious issuing of a section 114 report.

Accounting for Local Government Pension Scheme Management Costs (2016 Edition)


Available now to order – publication date May 2016.
The cost of administering the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has come under increasingly intense scrutiny in recent years, culminating in the DCLG Call for Evidence on the future structure of the LGPS. The purpose of this publication is to update the 2014 guidance in the light of practitioners’ experiences to date, and to provide additional practical guidance on some of the more complex areas.