Local Authority Accounting Panel


This Local Authority Accounting Panel focuses on local government accounting and financial reporting issues and produces guidance for practitioners. To provide timely advice on emerging issues it issues:

Local Authority Accounting Panel Bulletins

Technical Accounting Alerts

The panel also oversees the annual Local Authority Accounting Conference.

Contact us

Laura Deery, Secretary
E: laura.deery@cipfa.org

What's going on?

Update to 2016/17 SeRCOP

An update to the 2016/17 SeRCOP is now available for free download to existing purchasers of the 2016/17 SeRCOP and subscribers to CIPFA's publication service. 

The Deferred Payments Agreements Scheme 2015/16

CIPFA has published an informal commentary on the Deferred Payments Scheme


Alison Scott, Head of Standards and Financial Reporting at CIPFA, has published Accounts should be of interest to local taxpayers; in the 4 June 2015 issue of Municipal Journal

Sarah Sheen, the Secretary to the Board, has published;The road to the code in Public Finance

Discussion paper

The Local Authority Accounting Panel has issued

This discussion paper has been developed by Stephen Sheen (LAAP member) to assist local authorities who are actively considering such schemes and to indicate the areas where issues might arise.

Feedback, from local authorities, on the discussion paper should be emailed to Laura Deery, Secretary to the Local Authority Accounting Panel. Feedback will be considered by the panel as part of their wider review to identify whether further guidance is needed in this area.


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