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 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.

  • 08 Aug 2018

 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.

  • 07 Aug 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.

  • 07 Aug 2018

 Financial Management and Corporate Governance

Risk Management examines the importance of risk management as an integral part of an organisation’s system of corporate governance and internal control. This section has been reviewed and updated to reflect recent developments and published guidance.

  • 07 Aug 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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  • 15/08/2018 12:21:31
  • Transfer land from GF to HRA at below market value


  • 13/08/2018 11:52:24
  • Audit management software

 Capital and Treasury

  • 10/08/2018 15:05:17
  • MRP and the annuity rate
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