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.
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.