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
Cheque payments over £100 for 2014-2015
Land and Assets 2015-2016
Draft Budget 2016-2017
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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