2020-21 financial year
Accounts and audit for 2020-21 financial year
The preparation, audit and publication of parish councils’ accounts is a formal process governed by The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The following gives an overview of the process for this Council.
In April 2021 the accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021, including the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), were prepared and an Internal Audit Report undertaken. The accounts and AGAR (including the Internal Auditor’s report) were approved by the Meeting of the Council on 25th May 2021. These and other financial documents relating to 2020-21 are published below:
Statement of accounts for year ended 31 March 2021
Asset Register as at 31 March 2021
Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2020-21
Bank Reconciliation Statements 2020-21
Following approval of the accounts and Annual Return, there is a statutory period of 30 working days for the public and local electors to exercise their rights to inspect these documents and other financial documents underlying them (such as invoices and receipts), or to submit questions or objections to the external auditors. Formal notices have been placed on this website and on public noticeboards around the Group Parish concerning the dates for this, which are Wednesday 30 June 2021 to Tuesday 10 August 2021 inclusive.
External auditors are appointed for the Council, but as the Council has a turnover of less than £25,000 it certifies itself as exempt from external audit (see Certificate of Exemption contained within Annual Return part 2 above).