The chapter on Community Transport has been updated and refreshed, with more recent statistics on the use and provision of community transport in England, Scotland and Wales. There is also detail on the impact of EU regulations on section 19 and 22 bus permits.
Local Authority Housing
The chapter Repairs and Improvements to Local Authority Dwellings has been updated. Details of the Social Housing Green Paper have been added, under the Energy Efficiency section, including a rundown of its five core principles and its specific proposals concerning repairs and improvements.
A new chapter has been added to the Internal Audit stream, entitled Asset Management and Commercialism. This looks at how local authorities should develop commercial strategies and outlines the risks and key considerations from an internal audit perspective. It also details some recent developments in this area.
The chapter on Central Government has also been updated to provide information on the annual governance statement.
Housing Association Finance
The Regulation chapter has been updated, particularly to reflect the regulator for social housing in England becoming a standalone body.
Financial Management and Corporate Governance
The chapter on Infrastructure Financing and Funding (formerly Infrastructure Financing) has been updated, under Alternative Models of Service Delivery.