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The Welsh Government has recently consulted on a proposed 10th edition of its overarching planning policy framework – Planning Policy Wales. The changes are intended to reflect the goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. See Proposed Revision to Planning Policy Wales for more information.


The Pensions stream has been fully updated following a thorough review; every chapter contains changes to bring it up to date with recent developments.


An Overview of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 has been updated to reflect the EU Thresholds put into effect 1 January 2018. 

 Risk Management

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.

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 The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill
The House of Commons has published an updated Briefing Paper for the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill 2017–19.
 CIPFA Fraud and Corruption Tracker (CFaCT) Survey 2018
This year's CFaCT survey is now live and invitations to complete it have been sent to nominated individuals across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 Youth Justice Board (YJB) Strategic Plan
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales has published its Strategic Plan 2018–2021.
 Parliamentary report on Carillion
Parliamentary report accuses former directors of "recklessness, hubris and greed" that led to the collapse of construction firm.
 Council tax levels set by local authorities in England 2018/19
Revised details of the level of council tax set by local authorities for 2018/19 have been published.
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In the Forums


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  • Supply of services to EU


  • 07/06/2018 09:24:40
  • Example policy documents for ICT

 Capital and Treasury

  • 25/05/2018 13:07:10
  • Capital Receipts and Restrictive Covenant
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