Each year the Council’s annual return is subject to audit by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them.

Transparency Code – This code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.

Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities are subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the Transparency Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

 


 

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2020 – Little Somerford Parish Council has exempted itself from external audit by PKF Littlejohn as it’s turnover is under £25,000. It is subject to internal audit. The dates for the exercise of public rights to inspect the books and records commence Monday 15 June and run until Friday 24 July.
In accordance with the Transparency Code – Little Somerford Parish Council hereby publish:

1. Notice of Public Rights

2. AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement

3. AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statement

4. Annual Internal Audit Report

5. Bank Reconciliation

6. Explanation of Variances

7. Expenditure over £100

8. Fixed Asset Register

9. Certificate of Exemption from External Audit 2019/20

 


 

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2019 – The Parish Council has exempted itself from external audit by PKF Littlejohn as its turnover is under £25,000. It is still subject to internal audit (report below) and the dates for the exercise of public rights to inspect the books and records commence Monday 17 June and run until Friday 26 July.
In accordance with the Transparency Code – Little Somerford Parish Council hereby publish:

Certificate of Exemption from External Audit 2018/19

AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement

AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statements

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19

Bank Reconciliation

Explanation of variances

Expenditure over £100

Asset Register

 


 

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2018 -PKF Littlejohn has now concluded the audit and the AGARs displayed are the set they examined.
In accordance with the Transparency Code – Little Somerford Parish Council hereby publish:

Dates for exercise of public rights

Annual Internal Audit report

​AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement

AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statement

Bank Reconciliations March 2018

Significant variance analysis

Expenditure over £100

Fixed Asset schedule

External Audit Reports:

  1. Notice of conclusion of audit
  2. Section 3 certificate of audit
  3. PKF certified copies AGAR 1 & 2

 

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For the 2016/17 financial year Grant Thornton was the appointed external auditor.

In accordance with the Code – Little Somerford Parish Council hereby publish:

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017

Bank Reconciliations March 2017

Variance Analysis at March 2017

Expenditure over £100

Fixed Assets at March 2017