government guidance on asset management

Government guidance on asset management has in recent years moved from a mandatory to an advisory nature, and the quantity of guidance available has increased dramatically. This guidance needs to be considered alongside the related Audit Commission Use of Resources Guidance (for CAA and previously CPA) which may be accessed in the next section.

Specific Scottish and Welsh guidance on asset management is also included in this section: the guidance for all three nations is broadly similar in content though differs in the detail and the funding mechanisms.

  • Schools Asset Management Guidance/DfES 1999/www.teachernet.gov.uk School Premises Assessments
  • Hot Property/Audit Commission 2000/Hot Property
  • A Guide to Asset Management Planning in Wales/Confederation of Local Authorities in Wales (CLAW) 2001/A Guide to Asset Management Planning in Wales (2001)
  • Supplementary Guidance to Asset Management Planning in Wales/Confederation of Local Authorities in Wales (CLAW) 2003/Supplementary Guidance on Asset Management Planning in Wales (2003)
  • Service Transformation: A Better Service for Citizens and Businesses, a Better Deal for the Taxpayer (The Varney Report) / Sir David Varney: HMSO 2006/Service Transformation (The Varney Review )
  • Strong and Prosperous Communities White Paper/Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2006/Strong and Prosperous Communities (2006)
  • Strong and Prosperous Communities: Final Implementation Plan / Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2009 / Strong and Prosperous Communities: Final Implementation Plan (2009)
  • Making Assets Work: The Quirk Review of Community Management and Ownership of Public Assets (The Quirk Review) / Barry Quirk: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2007 / Making Assets Work: The Quirk Review
  • Opening the Transfer Window: the government s response to the Quirk review / Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2007/Opening the Transfer Window
  • Managing Risks in Asset Transfer: A Guide/Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2008/ Managing Risks in Asset Transfer: A Guide
  • Building on Strong Foundations: a framework for local authority asset management/Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 2008/Building on Strong Foundations
  • Operational Efficiency Programme: Property. Final Report/HM Treasury 2009/Operational Efficiency Programme: Property/Final Report (HM Treasury)
  • Asset Management in Local Government (Scotland)/Audit Scotland 2009/Asset Management in Local Government (Scotland)
  • Room for Improvement/Audit Commission 2009/Room for Improvement
  • Improvement and Development Agency (IDEA) webside/ www.idea.gov.uk