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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.

 Internal Audit

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.

 Children's Services

Education Funding outlines the statutory services funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and other sources of education funding, both statutory and discretionary. 

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 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.
 Securing an EU workforce deal
CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has released a new report that suggests that the majority of EU workforce options won’t work for public services.
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