Local councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year. This must be approved no later than 30 June.
Basically stated, proper practices mean that to inform taxpayers, local councils must prepare a report on their activities for the year, which is externally audited and then published. External audit remains an essential element in accounting for public money. It makes an important contribution to the stewardship of public resources and to the corporate governance of public services. It also supports local democracy by helping to ensure that members and officers are accountable to the communities they serve and by providing assurance that the public money they manage has been properly spent.
The public accountability framework encourages openness and transparency from local councils by requiring that the annual return and external audit reports are made public.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS TO UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR YEAR END 31ST MARCH 2021
Each year the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor. As it has yet to be reviewed by an appointed auditor it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any persons has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year 2020/2021 (which the audit relates to) and is made available to anyone who is interested in viewing these unaudited accounts. These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk commencing Monday 14 June 2021 and ending on Friday 23 July 2021. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Section 1 – UNAUDITED Annual Governance Statement 2020/2021
The UNAUDITED Annual Governance Statement 2020/2021 for Burghfield Parish Council can be viewed here
Section 2 – UNAUDITED Accounting Statements 2020/2021
The UNAUDITED Accounting Statement 2020/2021 for Burghfield Parish Council can be viewed here
Each year the Council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor, an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). Once the return has been approved by the External Auditor, it is published on the Council’s website.
Previous years can be viewed below: