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Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities – SHWPC

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit.  In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities 2014. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

Documents that are required are below, along with links to the documents or reference to their location.

 Requirement  Reference Location

All items of expenditure above £100

These items are listed on a monthly basis here: St Helen Without Parish Council Agenda and Minutes.

End of year accounts

Accounting Statement is provided here.

The Notification for the Period for The Exercise of Public Rights Accounts For The Year Ended 31 March 2019 can be found here.

Please note: These accounts are currently unaudited and therefore subject to change. More detailed guidance on Electors’ Rights is available from the National Audit Office’s website. They can be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 10am and 2pm on working days (excluding public holiday).

The Fixed Asset Register is provided here.

Joint NP expenditure can be found here.

Annual Governance Statement

The statement is provided here.
Internal Audit Report  This Report can be found here.

List of councillor or member responsibilities

These are provided on this page: St Helen Without Parish Council.

Location of public land and building assets

 This can be found here.

Minutes, agendas and papers of formal meetings

 These are provided on this page: St Helen Without Parish Council Agenda and Minutes.