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Transparency Code

In December 2014 the (then) Department for Communities and Local Government published the Transparency code for smaller authorities. To see the Code click here.

 

This Code requires parish councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 to publish a number of documents on a website, and became effective from 1 April 2015.

 

The documents are listed within years (1 April to 31 March):

 

2019-2020

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority) (Year ended 31 March 2020)

Certificate of Exemption

 

Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure over £100

b. Accounting Statements 2019/20

    Bank Reconciliation

    Explanation of variances

c. Annual Governance Statement 2019/20;

d. Annual Internal Audit Report 2019/20;

e. List of Councillor responsibilities;

f. Details of Public Land and Building Assets.

 

2018-2019

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Year ended 31 March 2019)

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Section 1 - Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Section 2 - Accounting Statements 2018/19

Annual Governance and Accountability Return Section 3 - External Auditor Report and Certificate 2018/19

 

Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure over £100;

b. Accounting Statements 2018/19;

    Bank Reconciliation;

    Explanation of variances;

c. Annual Governance Statement 2018/19;

d. Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19;

e. List of Councillor responsibilities;

f. Details of Public Land and Building Assets.

 

2017-2018

This year the Council failed carry out any of the audit procedures within the required timescale, and as a result the External Auditor issued a Public Information Report. When the new Clerk was appointed, the necessary forms were prepared and submitted for examination by the Internal Auditor, which, had the Council submitted a Certificate of Exemption, would have been all that was required. For information these documents are published below, but it should be noted that the correct process was not followed.

 

 Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure over £100;

b. Accounting Statements 2017/18;

    Bank Reconciliation;

    Explanation of variances;

c. Annual Governance Statement 2017/18;

d. Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18;

    Internal Auditor's note

f. Details of Public Land and Building Assets.

 

Unfortunately, during the years listed below, the then Clerk had not been publishing documents on the website as required, and many are now lost. Where possible (e.g. All items of expenditure over £100) they have been recreated and published.

 

2016-2017

External auditor certificate and report

Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure above £100;

b. End of year accounts;

c. Annual Governance Statement;

d. Internal Audit Report;

f. Details of public land and building assets.

 

2015-2016

External auditor certificate and report

Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure above £100;

b. End of year accounts;

c. Annual Governance Statement;

d. Internal Audit Report;

f. Details of public land and building assets.

 

2014-2015

External auditor certificate and report

Information to be published annually (click to open document):

a. All items of expenditure above £100;

b. End of year accounts;

c. Annual Governance Statement;

d. Internal Audit Report;

f. Details of public land and building assets.