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This code is prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which have been adopted as the basis for public sector accounting in the UK. The 2022/23 Code has been developed by CIPFA/LASAAC and has effect for financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2022.Available for pre-order; publication date August.
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This is the hard copy version of the Code. It is also available in digital format.
Local authorities in the UK are required to keep their accounts in accordance with 'proper (accounting) practices'. Public sector organisations responsible for locally delivered services are required by legislation to comply with the terms of the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom (the Code). This 2022/23 edition of the Code has been developed by CIPFA/LASAAC and has effect for financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2022.
The Code specifies the principles and practices of accounting required to prepare financial statements which give a true and fair view of the financial position and transactions of a local authority. The Code applies to local government organisations across the UK including local authorities, police bodies, fire services and other local public service bodies.