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 Internal Audit

A new chapter has been added to the Internal Audit stream, covering the Scottish Government. This gives an overview of the structure and functions of the Scottish Government, with detail on the role of the internal audit directorate within a devolved context. 

The Training and Continuing Professional Development section has also been updated and refreshed. 

 Financial Management and Corporate Governance

The Standards of Conduct and Governance in the NHS chapter has been updated.


The section on Facilitating Rail and Water Freight has been updated to give new detail and guidance on waterborne freight. 


Within the Capital stream, the MRP Options section has been updated to highlight some legality issues around different approaches to MRP. New content was also added to the Purpose of a Strategy section on risk, devolution and collaboration. The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) section has now been archived. 

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 Welsh Government publishes updated council tax information leaflet
The Welsh Government has published an updated (9 May 2019) version of its Council Tax Discounts and Reductions: information leaflet.
 Quarterly return of Council Taxes and non-domestic rates
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published the requirements for the Quarterly return of Council Taxes and non-domestic rates (QRC) form, to be completed by local authorities, along with accompanying guidance notes.
 MHCLG Council Tax Press Statement and Guide
MHCLG released press statement and plain English guide to council tax.
 Welsh Cabinet Press Statement on Council Tax
Welsh Cabinet press statement released on new council tax legislation introduced on 1 April 2019.
 HFMA VAT Committee minutes
The minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2019 are now available.
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