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Risk Management Culture and the Role of Leadership is a new section highlighting the importance of recognising your risk culture and its implications for the way in which risk is managed in your organisation. This section also looks at the role of leadership and gives some indicators of what a positive risk culture could look like.
Higher Education is a new section which provides an overview of the sector and the main risks requiring cover. It also looks at partnerships, contracts and risk management, and concludes with a summary of Universities Mutual Association Limited.
The minutes of the HFMA VAT Sub-Technical Committee meeting held on 14 July 2017 are now available. Items under discussion included leased cars in the NHS; NHS healthcare income via commercial entities; tax point rules for contracted out services; apprenticeship levy; CSUs; IR35 Rules; bad debt relief and the six month rule; and COS Heading 14 – Compuer services.
Parametric Insurance Solutions is a new section which outlines how this type of cover can be used to enhance the insurability of risks which are difficult or impossible to insure using conventional products. This section provides a brief overview, examples of parametric cover and how these are applicable to the UK public sector.
Recruitment and Appointment sets out the procedures for recruitment and appointment in local authorities. The section has been updated to cover changes to apprenticeships, the English language requirement for public facing roles, and changes to Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
Procurement Fraud is a new section that provides an overview of fraud and how to detect and prevent it, focusing on the area of procurement fraud including both supplier fraud and insider fraud. It also covers cybercrime and bribery and corruption.
Brexit Implications for Procurement provides a brief summary of the consequences of the UK's departure from the EU for UK procurement regulations. The section has been updated to cover the Great Repeal Bill.