Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2017 – each year the Council’s annual return is audited by Grant Thornton, an External Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them.
Transparency Code – This code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.
Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities are subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the Transparency Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.
In accordance with the Code – Christian Malford Parish Council hereby publish:
|All items of expenditure above £100||2016-17|
|End of year accounts:|
|a) Bank reconciliation as at 31st March 2016||2016-17|
|b) An explanation of any significant variances||2016-17|
|c) An explanation of any differences, if applicable||N/A|
|Annual governance statement||2016-17|
|Internal audit report||2016-17|
|List of Councillor Responsibilities||2016-17|
|Details of public land and building assets||2016|
|Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meeting||2016|