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The Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

24/03/14
The regulations have been amended following on from a consultation with stakeholders.
 

Pay accountability in Local Government in Wales

03/03/14
The attached guidance sets out the key policy principles that underpin the pay accountability provisions in the Localism Act 2011.
 

Proposed Revocation and Remaking of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2005

09/12/13
You are invited to comment on any aspect of the proposed draft regulations, including the amendments and the format of the consolidation.
 

Pay Accountability in Local Government in Wales

09/12/13
The Welsh Government recently conducted a review of the scope and coverage of pay policy statements for 2013-14.
 
Open for Business Rates Relief Guidance for Local Authorities

Open 'Open for Business' business rates relief scheme

30/10/13
The Welsh Government is making funding available to local authorities to deliver the 'Open for Business' business rates relief scheme.
 
The 'New Developments' business rates relief scheme

The 'New Developments' business rates relief scheme.

01/10/13
The Welsh Government is making funding available to local authorities to deliver the 'New Developments' business rates relief scheme.
 

Changes to the Capital Finance System in Wales

17/04/12
The Welsh Government has completed its consultations on Capital Finance and Accounting regulations and guidance on Local Government Investments and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP).
 

The Welsh Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2012

29/03/12
This is the Welsh Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2012 (“the Direction”) which came into force on 6 March 2012.
 

Changes to Accounts and Audit Regulations in Wales

30/04/10
The Accounts and Audit (Wales) regulations have been amended, following on from consultations with stakeholders.
 

Guidance on Local Government Investments

26/04/10
Part 1 of this document gives informal advice only and is not part of the guidance itself, which is contained in Part 2. It was revised in April 2010.
 

The Local Authorities (Capital Finance & Accounting) (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations

31/03/09
The Local Authorities (Capital Finance & Accounting) (Wales)(Amendment) Regulations have been made and came into force on 31 March 2009. The Regulations allow Welsh Local Authorities to defer the need to account for potential Icelandic Bank losses until 2010-2011.
 

Council tax benefit and housing benefit: Barriers to take-up in Wales (July 2008)

06/10/08
This report explores the issues surrounding take-up of council tax benefit and housing benefit.
 
Guide on the Prudential Framework for Capital Finance for Local Authorities in Wales

Guide to the Prudential Framework for Capital Finance for Local Authorities in Wales

27/06/08
The Guide provides an informal commentary and a summary of the key elements of the system that became fully operational on 1 April 2004.
 

Commentary on the Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

03/04/08
Following consultation in January 2008, an Amendment to the Capital Finance and Accounting Regulations (Wales) came into force on 31 March 2008. An informal commentary on the amending regulation, which includes a link to the legislation, can be found on this page along with a commentary and new sta ...
 
Welsh local government revenue settlement 2007-2008: Background information for standard spending assessments (Green Book)

Welsh local government revenue settlement 2007-2008: Background information for standard spending assessments (Green Book)

25/03/07
The Green Book provides analysis of the Standard Spending Assessments by individual services used in the calculation of the revenue settlement for Unitary and Police Authorities in Wales.
 

Accounts and Audit (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/388 W39) - An informal commentary

01/03/07
The National Assembly for Wales is empowered by virtue of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004 to make Regulations applying to local government bodies (other than local probation boards) whose accounts are required to be audited in accordance with Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Act.
 
Guidance on the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2005

Guidance on the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2005

31/03/05
The purpose of this guidance is to assist local government bodies in their operation of the accounting regime under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2005.