TRANSPARENCY CODE FOR SMALLER COUNCILS

The Parish Councilís Financial year is from 1st April to 31st March.  Each year the Councilís accounts are subject to an Internal and an External Audit. The Internal Auditor, appointed annually by the Council, goes through the day to day income and expenditure, bank statements, etc. The External Auditor is appointed on a four/five year basis by the Audit Commission and there are specific forms signed by the Chairman, Clerk and Internal Auditor which are sent to the External Auditor to be signed off.  The Government has now advised Councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 that in future they will not have to send the accounts for External Audit but instead must publish them on the website.  Tillington is one such council.

The following information has to be provided.

Annual Return Form which includes

Signed Statement of Accounts


The Annual Governance Statement

Internal Audit Report


Explanation of Variances


Income and Expenditure to March 2017

Bank Reconciliation

Cheque payments over £100 for 2014-2015

Land and Assets 2017-2018

Budget 2017-2018


List of Councillors' responsibilities  THESE ARE SHOWN ON THE MAIN PARISH COUNCIL PAGE

Draft agendas and draft minutes  SEE MAIN PARISH COUNCIL PAGE

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