In December 2014 the 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):

2016-2017

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights

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

a. All items of expenditure over £100;

b. End of year accounts (NOTE: published before External Audit and therefore may be subject to change);

Bank Reconciliation;

Explanation of variances;

c. Annual Governance Statement;

d. Internal Audit Report;

e. List of Councillor responsibilities;

f. Details of public land and building assets.

2015-2016

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of electors’ rights

Notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the Annual Return

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;

e. List of Councillor responsibilities;

f. Details of public land and building assets.

2014-2015

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;

e. List of councillor responsibilities;

f. Details of public land and building assets.

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