The latest standard-setting local authority accounting guidance.
Codes of Practice
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Code Guidance Notes 2019/20
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Financial Management Code: Gold Package
Boards, chief executives and their management teams need to be on top of everything that they can control, in order to ensure their organisations are financially and operationally resilient.
This package supports organisations to embed good financial management principles and has been introduced alongside the Financial Management code (FM Code).
The Financial Management Code (FM Code) provides guidance for good and sustainable financial management in local authorities. By complying with the principles and standards within the code authorities will be able to demonstrate their financial sustainability.
The code is available as part of a package.
If you are responsible for preparing or auditing local authority accounts to ensure that the requirements of the Code are met, this checklist will provide all the authoritative guidance you are looking for. For this year’s checklist, the requirements for all three nations are now together in one checklist.
If you are responsible for preparing or auditing local authority accounts to ensure that the requirements of the Code are met, this checklist will provide all the authoritative guidance you are looking for. For this year’s checklist, the requirements for all three nations are included in one checklist.
Updated for 2019, this revised guide offers practical help to authorities to retain service funding. The guide addresses issues with current funding and demonstrates ways that the income for local authority is changing.