As a result of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, smaller authorities (including parish councils) are exempt from external audit (i.e. by the Audit Commission).
Instead, smaller authorities are subject to the Transparency code for smaller authorities, issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government. This code requires that “relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance” is made available to local electors and ratepayers.
Accordingly, this section of the website contains links to the following pages:
|Expenditure Report||A list of items of expenditure above £100 incurred during the last financial year.|
|End of Year Accounts||A copy of the signed statement of accounts according to the format included in the Annual Return form.|
|Annual Governance Statement||A copy of the signed annual governance statement according to the format included in the Annual Return form.|
|Internal Audit Report||A copy of the signed internal audit report according to the format included in the Annual Return form, with an explanation of any negative response to the internal controls objectives, including how any weaknesses will be addressed.|
|Public Land and Assets||Details of all public land and building assets|
|Notice of Period of Inspection||The notice of appointment of the date for the exercise of electors’ rights|
|Notice of Conclusion of Audit||The notice confirming the conclusion of the audit of the accounts.|
|External Auditor Report and Certificate||A copy of the completed external auditor report and certificate.|
|Financial Year 2015/2016||Archived details for financial year 2015/2016|
|Financial Year 2014/2015||Archived details for financial year 2014/2015|
Please note that other aspects of the Transparency code are addressed on the following pages of this website:
|Parish Councillors||A list of the parish councillors and their responsibilities|
|Agendas and Minutes||Minutes, agendas and papers of formal parish council meetings|