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Budget 2021 Update – validating expanded retail discounts and identifying linked companies

With cash caps being applied to the final 9 months of the expanded retail discounts announced in the 2021 budget and them being applied at a Group company level, Local Authorities will need to be able to effectively validate relief entitlements. Our latest blog explains how this can be done Read More...

How to Manage Changes in Data Law Affecting your Council

What can Councils expect from new changes coming into force on laws relating to data and information and how can they plan for it? This blog shares some key insight from Act Now Training's Solicitor, providing some top tips on areas to look at and actions to take to be more prepared. Read More...

The role of Sundry Debt and Miscellaneous Income in the Reform of Local Government

Thanks to the age of austerity, reduced government grants, council tax capping, the reduction in the number of chargeable services and a £3.3bn reduction in government funding next year, every penny counts. This blog covers some key insights from Ian Ferguson at Durham County Council on the need for Councils to focus on additional revenue streams to help reform Local Government. Read More...

Tackling Local Authority Challenges with Innovation & Leadership

Councils face a number of challenges in delivering services against a backdrop of funding cuts, roll out of welfare reform and higher citizen expectations. It will take great leadership and innovation to successfully meet these challenges head on, our blog provides some insights on who is doing what - taken from sessions at this years IRRV Scottish conference. Read More...

How to get the most out of your Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme (FERIS)

Following the official launch of the Fraud and Error Reduction Incentive Scheme (FERIS) last November all local authorities now have the opportunity to receive financial rewards if they can demonstrate a percentage reduction in fraud and errors when handling claims and benefits. Read More...
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