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A Covid-19 Briefing Note has been added to the stream, with a link to ABI guidance.

The Case Law chapter has also been updated with details of a recent case.

 Local Authorities and Similar Bodies VAT

The CIPFA VAT Committee Minutes from the 5 March 2020 meeting have been added to the stream. 

 Financial Management and Corporate Governance

Financial Control has been updated throughout. The chapter now discusses CIPFA’s Financial Management Code with regard to financial control, and includes new sections on whole of government accounts and risk management and additional information on the role of the CFO, accountability of members of the electorate, local government political structure and more.

Audit, Inspection and Review has also been refreshed with revised information on external audit in local government and the National Audit Office’s consultation on the Code of Audit Practice.

 Housing Association Finance

The Value for Money chapter has been updated. The chapter establishes the importance of value for money for housing associations and outlines best practice.

Rental and Associated Income has also been brought up to date, with a full review and the addition of a new Housing Association Initiatives section.


Introduction to the Transport Debate and Transport and Regeneration have been updated with more information around current transport behaviours and accessibility. A new case study has also been added to Customer Information.

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