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Planning to Deliver Good Value in Demand-led Services (social care)


Planning to deliver good value in demand-led social care services (adult, children’s and SEND) is an ever-increasing challenge, especially in recent years when budgets have been tightening. However, this is an essential part of service and financial planning, to ensure that services not only remain within budget, but to ensure that they remain sustainable. This publication will be of interest to all those involved in service and financial planning, including commissioners, finance, performance, and service managers and directors.

Combating Financial Crime: Practical Advice for the Public Sector (2020 Edition)


This guide, which is a revision of an earlier edition, updates public authorities on the latest money laundering regulations (including the 4th and 5th anti-money laundering EU directives) and draws on current best practices to prevent money laundering.

Council Tax Demands And Precepts 2020/21 Estimates


This publication describes the local levies made by authorities to fund expenditure following the implementation of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
It includes the number of chargeable dwellings by band; the average council tax per dwelling; the average Band D equivalent council tax; authorities’ budget requirements and levels of precepts.
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Delivering Outcomes in the Public Sector


Delivering Outcomes in the Public Sector is a practical guidance for anyone with an interest in making sure public money is used correctly. The book provides advice to practitioners on how to use an outcomes approach to deal with challenges in public spending.

Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2020/21 (hard copy)


This code is prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which have been adopted as the basis for public sector accounting in the UK. The 2020/21 Code has been developed by CIPFA/LASAAC and has effect for financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2020.