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 Human Resources

Data Protection Policy provides a guidance outline and model of good practice for data protection. CIPFA is grateful to Newcastle City Council for providing this policy as an example. 

 Internal Audit

The chapter on Payment Systems has been updated to clarify recent developments in how cheques are processed. Insurance has also been updated and condensed, and both chapters now show key risks and controls for internal audit in tabular format.

 Guide to the Council Tax England

Statutory Instrument 2019/1435 has been added to the Guide to Council Tax England.

S.I. 2019/1435 The Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2019 applies to the Greater London Authority and comes into force from 29 January 2020.

 Guide to the Council Tax Wales

Statutory Instrument 2019/436 (W. 104) has been added to the Guide to Council Tax Wales.

S.I. 2019 No. 436 (W.104) makes amendments to local government finance legislation, most notably to SI 2013/588 (W.67) [The Council Tax Deduction Schemes (Detection of Fraud and Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2013].


The chapter on Business Interruption has been fully revised and updated.

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 Welsh Government launches next phase of Council Tax reduction campaign
The Welsh Government has recently launched the next phase of their public awareness campaign 'Are you eligible for a Council Tax reduction?'.
 Government announces Business Rates and Council Tax relief following severe flooding
The government has announced that households and business owners who have been significantly affected by recent flooding will have immediate relief on their Council Tax and Business Rates.
 Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government publishes latest Council Tax base statistics
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published their latest Council Tax base statistics, which provides data relating to the stock of domestic dwellings in local authority areas in England.
 The Magistrates' Courts lays (Amendment) Rules 2019 before Parliament
The Magistrates' Court laid (Amendment) Rules 2019 before parliament on 21 October 2019, which will come into effect from 1 January 2020.
 Valuation Office Agency publishes Council Tax: Challenges and changes in England and Wales 2018/19
The Valuation Office Agency has published revised statistics Council Tax: Challenges and changes in England and Wales for 2018/19.
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