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Alert Level 4: Lockdown from midnight 19th December

All of Wales is at alert level 4, the national message is to stay at home and only venture out if it is essential, for example to access health care, for shopping, to exercise outdoors, to support someone who is vulnerable, or for work purposes.

You must now work from home. If your role doesn’t allow you to work from home, or it is deemed essential that you attend your place of work, the social distancing regulations remain unchanged – it is vitally important that you follow these regulations.

For the latest information on Coronavirus, please visit our Coronavirus guidance page.

Finance & Payments

Financial Management System - U4BW

Financial Management System - U4BW

Unit 4 Business World On! (U4BW), previously known as Agresso, is the Authority's financial management system.

There are currently more than 1,900 active users. Agreements are in place with external clients such as Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. U4BW is their financial management system of choice, benefitting from full use of the system with support being provided by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Work related expenses

Work related expenses

If you incur any costs due to work you may be able to claim this back. The travel and subsistence policy provides full details of what costs are eligible and how much you can claim as expenses. You must comply with this policy when submitting your claim, any overpayments can be reclaimed and falsification of claims is considered gross misconduct.

Budget Manual: Guidance for effective budget control

Budget Manual: Guidance for effective budget control

Good and sound financial management is about proper stewardship of public funds. To ensure that this happens we must:

  • Use resources effectively to deliver our services;
  • Avoid overspends through inefficiency and waste and
  • Ensure there is no ‘needless’ underspend

If you manage a budget the manual is essential reading, it will assist you to understand your responsibilities and clearly lays out the principles which you must adhere to.

The process for Internal Transfers is changing

The process for Internal Transfers is changing

The current Internal Transfer system is being phased out between now and December as it is not compatible with Office 365. Budget Managers are being contacted by their accountancy sections to discuss reducing the need for Internal Transfers and/or arranging more efficient processes for dealing with these transactions. If you issue Internal Transfers, please check with your Budget Manager that this discussion is taking place.

If an Internal Transfer is required in future and cannot be achieved by other means, an alternative process is being arranged. Guidance for this process will be available soon.

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