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Leisure and Cultural Services
The Latest Publications chapter has been completely revised, and now contains a wide selection of the latest developments and policy announcements across the leisure and cultural services sector, with particular sections focusing on arts and sport and health.
The chapter on Cemeteries, Crematoria and Mortuaries has been updated to include recent environmental legislation regarding burials and groundwater pollution, as well as updated statistics on cremation charges and operational data.
Guide to the Council Tax England
Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 133 has been added to Guide to the Council Tax England.
S.I. 2020 No. 133, which was laid before Parliament on 14 February 2020 and will come into force on 12 March 2020, amends the Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2613) (“the 2003 Regulations”) in relation to non-domestic rating demand notices only.
The Capital Expenditure Budgets chapter has been refreshed throughout to provide up-to-date information on the definition of 'capital', key issues involved in developing a capital programme and the system of financing capital integral to the formulation of the programme. The update also includes a new section on the requirement for local authorities to put in place capital strategies from April 2019.
The Financial Planning chapter has also been updated to reflect the financial planning guidance laid out in CIPFA’s Financial Management Code.
A new chapter has been added to the Internal Audit stream on the Welsh Government. This outlines the history, structure and functions of the Welsh Government (Llywodraeth Cymru) and the audit arrangements for Wales, and complements the chapters on the Scottish and Northern Irish devolved governments.