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Codes of Practice

CIPFA's codes of practice and related guidance help local authorities in the UK to maintain the highest possible standards in financial reporting consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

We set these standards so that your financial statements give a true and fair reflection of your financial position.

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The latest local authority accounting codes and related guidance:

Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting 202122Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2021/22

This code is prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which have been adopted as the basis for public sector accounting in the UK. Order now

 

Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: Disclosure Checklist for 2021/22 Accounts

This annual publication is firmly established as an absolute must for finance practitioners in local authorities and external audit agencies and firms in England, Scotland and Wales. Coming soon

 

Code Guidance Notes 202122

Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: Guidance Notes for Practitioners – 2021/22 Accounts

These Guidance Notes are your expert support in dealing practically with the preparation of the year-end accounts. This version provides detailed guidance on the key accounting changes introduced by the 2021/22 Code. Order now

 

Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities 2021/22

SeRCOP is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom. This Code establishes proper practices with regard to consistent financial reporting for services. Order now