An Overview of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 has been updated to reflect the EU Thresholds put into effect 1 January 2018.
The External Guidance section has been updated with reference to the new ISO 31000:2018 and also revised data handling guidelines.
Financial Management and Corporate Governance
General Power of Competence (GPC), which was conferred by the Localism Act 2011, describes how the GPC has developed, its current purpose and application to date. This section has been updated in the light of recent guidance and also looks at examples of how the GPC has been used by authorities to help support SMEs.
Retention of Documents addresses some of the issues around document management systems that organisations need to consider, such as policies and procedures for document retention, as well as the audit of document management. This section has been updated to reflect recently issued guidance and looks at the implications of the GDPR.
Education Funding outlines the statutory services funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and other sources of education funding, both statutory and discretionary.