Finance

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 set out an audit framework under which smaller authorities including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 became exempt from routine external audit.

In place of routine audit, these authorities are subject to transparency requirements intended to enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

This Code was issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. 

All items of expenditure for this council are published in the minutes of each meeting.

The auditor can be contacted at Mazars LLP, Salvus AykleyHeads, Durham, DH1 5TS

Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2019

The unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 are available by following the links below.  These accounts are subject to change. The accounts are available for inspection for the period starting 24 June 2019 and ending 2 August 2019.  To inspect the accounts please make use of the Contact Us page on this website.

Certificate of Exemption

Annual Internal Audit Report 2018/19

Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2018/19

Analysis of variances

Bank reconciliation


Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2018

The unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 are available by following the links below.  These accounts are subject to change. The accounts are available for inspection for the period starting 2 July 2018 and ending 10 August 2018.  To inspect the accounts please make use of the Contact Us page on this website.

Certificate of Exemption

Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18

Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2017/18

Analysis of variances

Bank reconciliation

Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2017

The unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 are available by following the links below.  These accounts are subject to change. The accounts are available for inspection for the period starting 12 June 2017 and ending 21 July 2017.  To inspect the accounts please make use of the Contact Us page on this website.

Annual Governance Statement 2016/17

Accounting Statements 2016/17

Notice of Exercise of Public Rights

Declaration of Status 

Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2016

The unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 are available by following the links below.  These accounts are subject to change. The accounts are available for inspection for the period starting 29 June 2016 and ending 9 August 2016.  To inspect the accounts please make use of the Contact Us page on this website.

Annual Governance Statement 2015/16

Accounting Statements 2015/16

Annual internal audit report 2015/16

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (c. 2)

Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2015

Annual Return year ended 31 March 2015