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Chancellor sets out a package of measures to support businesses throughout period of disruption caused by COVID-19

03/31/2020

The UK government has introduced a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support businesses throughout the period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

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Government confirms £500m hardship fund will provide council tax relief for vulnerable households

03/31/2020

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed the government’s £500m hardship fund will provide council tax relief to vulnerable people and households to help those affected most by coronavirus.

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Local authority accounting requirements to be simplified to ease COVID-19 pressure

03/31/2020

The CIPFA/LASAAC Local Authority Code Board has agreed to seek to replace the 2019/20 Accounting Code with a simplified version in order the ease the burden on practitioners as they respond to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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03/30/2020

The council tax levels for 2020-2021 have now been set by local authorities in England and Wales.

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CIPFA VAT Committee minutes 5 March 2020

03/27/2020

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2020 are now available.

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HFMA VAT Committee minutes 23 January 2020

03/27/2020

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 January 2020 are now available.

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HMRC announces direct way for LAs to get in touch

03/27/2020

HMRC has a new way for local authorities way to contact it, via a dedicated mailbox.

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CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman discusses why policing should be part of the royal commission on the criminal justice system

03/20/2020

CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman has shared his views on why policing should be a key priority of the royal commission on the criminal justice system.

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CIPFA responds to Budget 2020

03/12/2020

CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman has posted his response to Budget 2020.

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VAO publishes updated council tax challenge forms and guidance notes for 2020

03/04/2020

The Valuation Office Agency (VAO) has published updated council tax challenge forms and guidance notes for challenging council tax banding in England and Wales.

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