Latest updates

 Local Authorities and Similar Bodies VAT

The Local Authorities VAT and Similar Bodies information stream has been updated in a number of areas to reflect recently issued HMRC guidance. Sections updated include Arrangements for Section 33 Bodies, Social Services, Voluntary Aided and Maintained Schools, Waste, Letters from HMRC and Making Tax Digital.

  • 01 Sep 2018

 Health VAT

VAT Liability for Non-elective Treatment is a new section which clarifies HMRC's position with regard to the provision of non-elective (urgent and necessary) treatment to overseas visitors. A link to recently updated HMRC guidance is also incuded.

  • 01 Sep 2018

 Local Authority Housing

Homelessness outlines the history of homelessness legislation and the main current provisions. It covers the financial background, the effect of housing benefit rules and the policies adopted by local authorities to deal with homelessness. This section has been updated in light of the recent Social Housing Green Paper published in August 2018. 

  • 01 Sep 2018


Policy and Governance outlines the different elements of an organisation’s procurement policy and governance, with coverage including sustainability, EU regulations, ethics, public accountability and data management. This section has been updated to include recent information on GDPR with regards to contract procedure rules. 

  • 01 Sep 2018

 Risk Management

Risk Management and Procurement is a new section aimed at staff employed in any procurement function, senior managers, elected members and trustees. It advocates an integrated approach to procurement risk management, recognising that the specific skills and competencies of risk management and procurement professionals are more likely to add value to the overall risk management process when applied in combination.

  • 01 Sep 2018
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 CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2018 are now available.
 Social Housing Green Paper published
The Green Paper proposes the government’s vision to provide safe and secure homes, combat stigma and hold landlords to account.
 Northants plans ‘radical service’ reductions after second 114 notice
Northamptonshire Council has proposed 'radical service reductions' in areas including care for vulnerable people as a response to its second 114 notice.
 Working together to safeguard children
The Department for Education (DfE) has published revised statutory guidance for safeguarding children.
 Brexit White Paper published
The Brexit White Paper has been published outlining the proposed future for the relationship between the UK and the EU after 29 March 2019.
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In the Forums


  • 21/09/2018 10:54:44
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  • 18/09/2018 09:54:09
  • Balance Sheet Certfificates


  • 14/09/2018 13:44:33
  • MTD VAT Notice


  • 10/09/2018 12:30:15
  • Auditing Universal Credit

 Capital and Treasury

  • 06/09/2018 13:19:13
  • demolition of buildings on surplus sites
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