Latest updates

 Human Resources

Lone Worker and Personal Safety Policy provides a model of good practice for lone worker arrangements. CIPFA is grateful to Dorset HealthCare for providing this policy as an example. 

 ICT and Business Transformation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outlines the forthcoming EU data protection regulation changes and their implications for information governance. 


The Town and Country Planning General (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2018 came into force on 23 February 2018. They arise from the housing White Paper consultation on a proposal to allow all local authorities to dispose of land with the benefit of planning permissions they have granted themselves.

Details about the purpose, processes and fees of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), a new regime created by The Planning Act 2008 (amended by the Localism Act 2011), including an example of an NSIP in Yorkshire.

 Leisure and Cultural Services

Community Asset Transfer has been updated and includes the transfer of capital assets from local authorities to community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises as an option for local authorities.

Archives and Record Management provides an introduction to archives, outlining their purpose and the main operational and management issues to be considered when running an archives service.

 Housing Association Finance

Current Affairs: Housing and Planning Act 2016 provides an overview of progress in the implementation of a number of housing policies included in the 2016 Act. The section has been updated to reflect the reclassification of housing associations by the ONS.

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 HFMA VAT Technical Sub-Committee minutes
The minutes of the HFMA VAT Technical Sub-Committee meeting held on 25 January 2018 are now available.
 Spring Statement 2018
The Spring Statement on 13 March 2018 provides an update on economic forecasts and announces that the next business rates revaluation will be brought forward.
 Fixing Our Broken Housing Market
The government has published its response to the Housing White Paper consultation and is consulting on a review of the planning framework.
 Council tax rises on the way across England
Nearly all local authorities are planning to increase council tax and service charges in the light of concerns about financial sustainability.
 Landfill tax: Disposals not made at landfill sites
HMRC publishes consultation on the proposal to extend liability to landfill tax to disposals on unlicensed sites.
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