Measuring and Reporting Value for Money Gains: A Guide to Compiling the Data for National Indicator 179

All councils are required to report the total Value for Money (VfM) gains they have achieved through National Indicator 179. This guidance sets out the basic principles and requirements for measuring and reporting VfM gains, along with information on the... (Continue reading)

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Local Authority Capital Expenditure and Receipts: England – 2009-10 capital forecast

The latest national statistics on the forecast figures of local authority capital expenditure and receipts in the financial year April 2009 to March 2010 was released on 1 July 2009 under arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Firebuy Ltd: Ministerial statement by Shahid Malik

Ministerial statement by Shahid Malik, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy: Speech by John Denham

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Annual Conference and Exhibition. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Public Service Vehicles: Impounding – Response to consultation paper

The Local Transport Act 2008 included provisions to allow for the establishment of a new regime for detaining and impounding certain illegally-operated public service vehicles (PSVs). Such a regime should provide a useful deterrent to non-compliant operators, promoting road safety... (Continue reading)

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Room for Improvement: A review of strategic asset management in local government

Nine years after its last examination of asset management, the Audit Commission finds that few councils are managing strategically their £250 billion of assets. In Room for improvement: a review of strategic asset management in local government. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Gravesham Borough Council: Regeneration – June 2009

The Council’s work to regenerate the Borough is good. It is actively involved in a wide range of activity to deliver environmental and social regeneration. It works well with partners who deliver much of the skills and learning work in... (Continue reading)

European Union Services Directive: Screening guidance and flowcharts for local authorities

This document will help guide you through the steps involved in reviewing (or ‘screening’) any requirements that you impose on service providers for compliance with the Directive. Click here... (Continue reading)

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IDeA: Equalities workbook for councillors

The IDeA’s ‘Equalities member workbook’ reviews the equality issues facing ward councillors. The publication offers an introduction to concepts, exercises and practical guidance to support ward councillors in their roles as community leaders and representatives. Click here... (Continue reading)

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Transformational Government Annual Report 2008

This is the third annual Transformational Government report, setting out the progress that has been made during 2008. Click here... (Continue reading)

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