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The chapter on the Municipal Mutual Insurance Scheme of Arrangement has been updated following the publication of the annual report and accounts for the year ending 30 June 2019.

 Government Grants and Business Rates Retention

A new chapter, Settlement 2020/21 – England has been added to the stream. This chapter highlights the key aspects of the final local government finance settlement for 2020/21, including the headline figures showing total aggregate external finance and the settlement funding assessment totals across each of the five funding streams compared with the 2019/20 totals.  

The Capping and Council Tax Referendums chapter has also been updated with the referendum principles for 2020/21.

 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.

 Environmental Services

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. 

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