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Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom: Guidance Notes for 2020/21 Accounts (book)


These guidance notes offer constructive advice and assistance to practitioners and external auditors on all aspects of the detailed application and implementation of the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2020/21.
The guidance notes are your expert support in dealing practically with the preparation of the year-end financial statements and reports that accompany them.
Available to pre-order now, published November 2020.

Asset Management in the Public Sector: A Practitioners Guide


Available to pre-order, publication date November. Much of the existing public sector asset management guidance is too complex and disjointed to help busy asset managers, who have the constant daily pressures of keeping assets safe and secure for employees and the public. This practical guide is targeted at directors, heads of service, asset managers and practitioners responsible for the effective oversight and management of public sector assets.

Combating Financial Crime: Practical Advice for the Public Sector (2020 Edition)


This guide, which is a revision of an earlier edition, updates public authorities on the latest money laundering regulations (including the 4th and 5th anti-money laundering EU directives) and draws on current best practices to prevent money laundering.

Council Tax Demands And Precepts 2020/21 Estimates


This publication describes the local levies made by authorities to fund expenditure following the implementation of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
It includes the number of chargeable dwellings by band; the average council tax per dwelling; the average Band D equivalent council tax; authorities’ budget requirements and levels of precepts.
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Delivering Outcomes in the Public Sector


Delivering Outcomes in the Public Sector is a practical guidance for anyone with an interest in making sure public money is used correctly. The book provides advice to practitioners on how to use an outcomes approach to deal with challenges in public spending.