Guidance, recommendations and readings for local authorities
This note formalises key messages surrounding recent governance failures that have been identified in statutory and non-statutory reviews and public interest reports. It reinforces the good practice principles that local government bodies in the UK should adopt and signposts relevant documentation.
Advisory note two: The importance of section 151 officers in discussions and decisions concerning severance pay
This advisory note provides a high-level summary of the government guidance on severance pay and recommends a number of actions that a s151 officer may wish to consider.
Advisory note three: The importance of good governance, effective oversight and accountability of council-owned companies
This advisory note formalises key messages from the CIPFA practice oversight panel on the crucial importance of good governance during the establishment and subsequent operation of council-owned companies. It reinforces the good practice principles that local government bodies in the UK should adopt, and uses the experience of others to identify examples of good practice.