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 Guide to the Council Tax England

Guide to Council Tax England has been updated, with Statutory Instrument 2012/2885 and Statutory Instrument 2011/3038 having been amended. The 2012 update relates to the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements), and the 2011 SI pertains to content of demand notices and the supply of information. The amendments have been made by SIs from 2015 and 2016 respectively.

  • 13 Feb 2019

 Internal Audit

Managing Risks of Supplier Failure has been added as a new Topical Briefing. It considers the risks of supplier failure and role of Internal Audit in light of the recent collapse of Carillion.

  • 04 Feb 2019

 Procurement

The Procuring Shared Services section has been moved under Policy and Governance and updated. It gives an overview on procuring shared services and touches on TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) and pension issues.

The Planning section looks at the formulation of a procurement strategy and how it can be put into practice and has been updated in line with current guidelines.

Using SMEs and VCSE Organisations in Procurement (renamed) now includes information on VCSEs as well as a new section on Civil Society Strategy.

  • 21 Jan 2019
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News

 Council tax news round-up
This bulletin is a round-up of council tax news items over the past few months.
 MHCLG releases 2019/20 council tax return guidance
An update to council tax return requirements.
 Draft Council Tax Reports 2019 to 2020
On 13 December 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) published information on council tax referendum principles 2019 to 2020 and alternative notional amounts.
 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2019/20
Settlement sets out a 2.8% cash increase for local government, although this is dependent on authorities raising council tax to the maximum possible.
 CIPFA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2018 are now available.
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In the Forums

 Capital and Treasury

  • 15/02/2019 16:13:58
  • Year end valuations - revalue less than accumm depreciation

 VAT

  • 14/02/2019 16:27:42
  • Landlords Accreditation Scheme

 Finance

  • 31/01/2019 08:01:09
  • Unit 4/Agresso - Fixed Asset Module

 Housing

  • 08/01/2019 14:34:12
  • 1% rent reduction

 Audit

  • 29/11/2018 12:21:32
  • Pre-employment checks
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