Local government

Good practice and guidance

The ten most recent good practice and guidance documents published on the local government site.

  • Openness and transparency on personal interests: A guide for councillors

    This guide gives basic practical information to councillors about how to be open and transparent about their personal interests.

    • Added:  2 August 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • Government Resource Review: Proposals for business rates retention - Technical paper on Tax Increment Financing and New Development Deals

    This technical paper sets out the government's policy on Tax Increment Financing and how it will work within the new local rates retention scheme, currently being considered by Parliament within the Local Government Finance Bill.

    • Added:  17 July 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; Reports and summaries
  • Business Rates Retention: A step-by-step guide

    This document provides a step-by-step guide on how the business rates retention scheme will be set up and will operate, including how the central and local share will operate and how levy and safety net payments will be calculated.

    • Added:  17 July 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • A Plain English Guide to Business Rates Retention

    This plain English guide explains why we are changing the system, how the scheme will work in practice and what these proposals will mean for you.

    • Added:  17 July 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • Community Right to Challenge - Statutory Guidance

    This statutory guidance explains the Community Right to Challenge provisions in the Localism Act 2011 and associated regulations.

    • Added:  27 June 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; Legislation and policy
  • Bellwin Scheme 2012-13: Guidance notes

    These guidance notes set out the terms under which the Department will make emergency financial assistance available to local authorities in England.

    • Added:  14 June 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance
  • Community Right to Challenge: Statutory Guidance (Draft)

    This draft statutory guidance explains the Community Right to Challenge provisions in the Localism Act 2011 and associated regulations.

    • Added:  21 May 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance; Legislation and policy
  • Localising Support for Council Tax - Taking work incentives into account

    Localising Council Tax Support is part of a wider set of reforms to the welfare system. This guidance sets out the key considerations for councils when designing their local scheme.

    • Added:  21 May 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Legislation and policy; Good practice and guidance
  • Localising Support for Council Tax Vulnerable people - key local authority duties

    Localising Council Tax Support is part of a wider set of reforms to the welfare system. This guidance aims to help practitioners understand the statutory framework and develop approaches tailored to the needs of their particular communities.

    • Added:  21 May 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Legislation and policy; Good practice and guidance
  • Weekly Collection Support Scheme: Frequently asked questions

    This document has been compiled to help local authorities that are interested in bidding for funding as part of the Weekly Collection Support Scheme.

    • Added:  2 May 2012
    • Site: Local government
    • Type(s): Good practice and guidance

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