Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
The latest standard-setting local authority accounting guidance.
Codes of Practice
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Managing Budgets in Demand-led Services
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Combating Financial Crime
SeRCOP is prepared in accordance with the financial reporting framework established by the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom (the Code). It applies to all local authority services throughout the UK from 1 April 2020 for the preparation of 2020/2021 budgets and performance indicators.
Increasingly there has been a move towards investments in commercial properties, funded by borrowing, with the key driver of this activity appearing to be the generation of revenue. This publication provides guidance on making the assessments needed to ensure that such acquisitions are prudent and on the risks local authorities must manage when acquiring property.
The second edition will incorporate those changes in Accounting Standards and legislation subsequent to the issue of the Charities SORP (FRS 102) in 2014.
The second edition of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP): Accounting and Reporting by Charities (2019) provides guidance for charities preparing accounts on an accruals basis. The Charities SORP (FRS 102) (2019) provides guidance on how to apply the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (FRS 102) to charity accounts.
These guidance notes offer constructive advice and assistance to practitioners and external auditors on all aspects of the detailed application and implementation of the 2019/20 Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom.