Adult Social Care and Health
The chapter on the Care Act 2014 has been updated to outline the funding allocations for the Better Care Fund for 2019/20.
The King's Fund Quarterly Monitoring Report for July 2019 has been added to the chapter How is the NHS Performing?
Government Grants and Business Rates Retention
A new chapter, Police Funding in England and Wales for 2019/20, has been added to the stream. This chapter covers grant allocations for police funding for 2019/20, including the general grant and the various specific grants. It also offers an overview of the 2019 spending review in relation to police funding.
The Pooling and Business Rates Retention Pilots chapter of the stream has been updated to include additional information on 2019/20 pilots and new information on 2020/21 pilots.
The Safeguarding Children chapter of the stream has been refreshed to offer revised information on safeguarding boards and the duties that local authorities possess where ensuring the welfare of children is concerned.
The Inspection Frameworks chapter has also been updated to provide additional information on Ofsted inspections, focused visits and Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI).
Local Authorities and Similar Bodies VAT
The chapter on Making Tax Digital has been updated, providing an extract from the CIPFA VAT Committee's latest (4 July 2019) meeting's minutes on the topic. This is in addition to the earlier extracts from previous meetings, going back to March 2018.
Local Authority Accounting
The following documents are now available to download:
- Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK 2018/19
- Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK: Guidance Notes for Practitioners - 2017/18 Accounts
- Disclosure Checklist for 2017/18 Accounts
- Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities 2018/19