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The Procuring Shared Services section has been moved under Policy and Governance and updated. It gives an overview on procuring shared services and touches on TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) and pension issues.

The Planning section looks at the formulation of a procurement strategy and how it can be put into practice and has been updated in line with current guidelines.

Using SMEs and VCSE Organisations in Procurement (renamed) now includes information on VCSEs as well as a new section on Civil Society Strategy.

  • 21 Jan 2019


  • 17 Jan 2019

 Public Health

  • 15 Jan 2019


The Pensions stream has been fully updated following a thorough review; every chapter contains changes to bring it up to date with recent developments.

  • 08 Jan 2019

 Environmental Services

The chapter on Alternative Fuels for Road Transport has been updated and now also includes a section on hydrogen fuelled engines/fuel cells.

Recent regulatory changes have been summarised in the sections on Air Pollution, Noise Control and Contaminated Land.

Food Safety has been updated with reference to the November 2017 Food Law Practice Guidance (England) and other relevant legislation and programmes, and now also includes a section on Port Health in relation to food safety.

  • 07 Jan 2019
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 Draft Council Tax Reports 2019 to 2020
On 13 December 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) published information on council tax referendum principles 2019 to 2020 and alternative notional amounts.
 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20
Settlement sets out a 2.8% cash increase for local government, although this is dependent on authorities raising council tax to the maximum possible.
 CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2018 are now available.
 HFMA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2018 are now available.
 MTD delayed for some organisations
HMRC delays mandation for certain customers until 1 October 2019 to ensure there is sufficient time to test the service.
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