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.
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.
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.