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HM Treasury publishes 2020/2021 sustainability reporting guidance for public sector annual reports

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24 Aug 2020

HM Treasury has published guidance to assist those in the public sector in meeting sustainability reporting requirements for 2020/2021.

The guidance sets out the minimum requirements that must be met, provides some best practice examples and also indicates the underlying principles that should be adopted in preparing the information for reporting on sustainability within the annual reports and accounts.

The guidance is applicable to all central government bodies that fall within the scope of the Greening Government Commitments (i.e. departments, non-ministerial departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies) and which produce annual reports and accounts in accordance with HM Treasury's Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM). These bodies are required to report on sustainability (unless exempt from doing so).

The press release and guidance are available on HM Treasury website.

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