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A Guide to Understanding Procurement

In order to ensure the best use of public money we need to be smarter in how we procure the things we need. Where another public body has a contract we can use, it meets our requirements and offers value for money we should use it. Where there is none then we may need professional advice on how to let our own.

This toolkit is designed to give general advice and provides signposts to other public buying organisations who have contracts we can use and bodies that can provide professional procurement services and tendering support.

A simple checklist highlights the common issues and pitfalls we need to address and there is also advice on preparing specifications and complying with legislation.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Grants making policy

This grants making policy is to be used as a gruidline, councils should consider the powers that underpin the grant making process.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014

An Introduction to Borrowing by Parish Councils

'This fact-sheet summarises the arrangements for lawful borrowing by local (parish and town) councils.

1. A parish council may borrow funds but will normally require the formal written approval of the Secretary of State.'

Sun, 01 Sep 2013

Salary and Benchmarking Guide

A CALC guide to Salaries and Benchmarking- please note these do not contain the most up to date salary scales. Please refer to the up to date salary scales before using this document.

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

'The Audit Commission Act 1998 as amended, the Accounts & Audit (England) Regulations 2011, and the Code of Audit Practice require that:

1. As soon as reasonably possible after the conclusion of an audit, and in any event before 30th September immediately following the end of a year, a council shall display a Notice stating that it has published the requisite information and shall keep copies of the information available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum.'

Fri, 01 Apr 2011

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