Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance
The latest standard-setting local authority accounting guidance.
Codes of Practice
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Prudential Code 2021 edition
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Code of Practice Guidance Notes
This e-learning module offers practical guidance and an insight into how ethics can impact public finance professionals and features important reference materials.
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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.
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.