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Title: Summary guidance on the application of the financial memorandum/scheme of delegation
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
The National Rivers Authority (NRA) is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) which fully took up its statutory duties as an independent watchdog to regulate water undertakers and protect the aquatic environment at vesting on 1st September 1989. Its sponsor in Government is the Department of the Environment (DoE), although it also has important policy links with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAFF) and the Welsh Office (WO). The NRAs position as an NDPB and its support by public money places particular responsibilities upon all its employees to ensure value-for-money and financial regularity at all times. The rules to ensure financial regularity are contained within three main documents : the Financial Memorandum (FM); the Scheme of Delegation (SoD); the Financial Guidance Note (FGN) - on the application of the FM and SoD. These are contained collectively within the Policy Implementation Guidance Note (PIGN) Volume 7. The FM is produced by the DoE and contains the rules on financial, personnel, corporate planning and other matters through which the DoE administers control over the NRA. This includes the rules determining when the DoE, MAFF or WO must give prior approval to certain activities. Such rules are frequently based on value limits. The SoD is an internal NRA document which deals with how authority vested within the NRA is delegated to officers. This again is frequently based on value. Much of the SoD deals with financial matters, although other topics are also addressed. The FGN sets out the procedures and advice on the use of the relevant financial areas of the FM and SoD.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environment AgencyProject managementFinancial policiesAdministration
Extent: 22
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:2891
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