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Guidance: DHSC agreement of balances: accounting group

Department Of Health

December 6
12:00 2021

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This guidance is for DHSC group bodies such as NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The agreement of balances process seeks to identify all income and expenditure, transactions, and payable and receivable balances that arise from the contracts for the provision of goods and services between DHSC group bodies.

Published 16 December 2016
Last updated 6 December 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated Agreement of balances guidance 2021 to 2022 to reflect the agreement threshold for month 9 exercise. Updated Appendix 2: specialised commissioner hub to provider matrix to include new providers. Added Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 3 (month 9) update and Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 3 (month 9) timetable to reflect updates from month 6, key dates and deadlines for agreement of balances exercise. Removed Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 2 (month 6) update and Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 2 (month 6) timetable.

  2. Removed all documents for financial year 2020 to 2021. Added 4 documents: 'Agreement of balances guidance 2021 to 2022', 'Appendix 2: specialised commissioner hub to provider matrix', 'Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 2 (month 6) update' and 'Agreement of balances 2021 to 2022: quarter 2 (month 6) timetable'.

  3. Updated Agreement of balances guidance 2020 to 2021 to reflect the agreement threshold for the month 12 exercise and invoice prefix for Public Health England. Updated Appendix 2: specialised services provider to commissioning hub matrix to include new providers. Added 2 documents: Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: quarter 4 (month 12) update and Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: quarter 4 (month 12) timetable. Removed Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: quarter 3 (month 9) update and Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: financial year quarter 3 timetable.

  4. Updated 'Agreement of balances guidance 2020 to 2021' to reflect the agreement threshold for month 9 exercise. Updated 'Appendix 2: specialised commissioner hub to provider matrix' to include new providers. Updated 'Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: quarter 3 (month 9)' and 'Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: financial year quarter 3 timetable' to reflect key dates and deadlines for agreement of balances.

  5. Removed all documents for financial year 2019 to 2020. Added 4 documents: 'Agreement of balances guidance 2020 to 2021', 'Appendix 2: specialised commissioner hub to provider matrix', 'Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: quarter 2 (month 6) update' and 'Agreement of balances 2020 to 2021: financial year quarter 2 timetable'.

  6. Updated the quarter 4 timetable. This has been revised due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  7. Changes have been made to the attachment 'Appendix 2'. Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been removed as it now forms part of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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