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Commissioning is a new section which looks at the formulation of a procurement commissioning strategy and how it can be put into practice. Areas covered include pre-market engagement, market intelligence and external influences.

  • 03 Dec 2018

 Local Authority Housing

A new section, Recent Developments, has been added under current affairs. It highlights developments in this sector including changes in government, policy and regulation as well as recent publications and relevant initiatives.

  • 01 Dec 2018

 Environmental Services

The section on Alternative Fuels for Road Transport in the sustainability chapter has been updated and now also includes a section on hydrogen fuelled engines/fuel cells.

  • 01 Dec 2018

 Housing Association Finance

Treasury Management has been updated in line with the 2017 edition of CIPFA’s Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice and Cross-Sectoral Guidance Notes. It also covers the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MIFID II), inflation risk and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

  • 01 Dec 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.

  • 29 Nov 2018
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 CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2018 are now available.
 HFMA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2018 are now available.
 MTD delayed for some organisations
HMRC delays mandation for certain customers until 1 October 2019 to ensure there is sufficient time to test the service.
 Northants appoints new finance chief
Northamptonshire County Council has appointed a new finance chief to take up the reins, the local authority has confirmed.
 CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2018 are now available.
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