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The entire Pensions stream has been reviewed and streamlined, to provide all necessary information on the Local Government Pension Scheme. All guidance has been brought up to date for May 2020.

 Financial Management and Corporate Governance

Community Focused Budgets has been updated throughout, and now includes new sections on the Better Care Fund and Troubled Families Programme.

Ethical Framework under the Local Government Act 2000 and the Localism Act 2011 has also been refreshed throughout. This chapter explores the development of the ethical framework from the Nolan findings through to the Local Government Act 2000 and the current framework under the Localism Act 2011.

 Internal Audit

The chapter on Charities has been revised and updated to include more detail on charity regulation and governance structures.

The chapter on Money Laundering Regulations now covers the amendments brought in under MLR 2019, effective from January 2020.

 Government Grants and Business Rates Retention

A new section on COVID-19 local government funding has been added to the Current Developments chapter.


Information on charging and remissions policies, voluntary contributions and charging for music tuition, optional extras, transport, residential visits and education partly during school hours has been added to the Charging for School Education: Legislation and Policy chapter.

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