The Parish’s financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
The accounts are prepared by the Responsible Financial Officer (the Clerk) and are then subject to internal audit. Our current Internal Auditor is Mr John Plumb. The Annual Return and accounts are then subject to approval by the Parish Council, before being submitted to the External Auditor, Grant Thornton UK LLP.
The Parish Council is required to advertise the audit and display a notice of conclusion of audit. These notices are displayed here and on the Parish Council Noticeboard.
If you would like to know more about the Council’s accounts and your rights, more information is available here on the National Audit Office’s website, Local Authority Accounts: a guide to your rights and the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations are available to view here LW&GC PC Financial Regulations (2014).
Posts about LW&GC PC financial matters are available here:
The Annual Audit Return for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2017 is available to view here:
The audit of the authority’s accounts for the above year has been concluded on 15 September 2017 by Grant Thornton UK LLP:
NOTICE OF DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017
Please click here to see the full Notice of Audit 2016/17
In line with the Code of Transparency for Smaller Councils, we are required to publish a list of all payments for the year over the sum of £100, exclusive of VAT. 2017-18 Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (£100+)
The Annual Audit Return for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2016 is available to view here:
In line with the Code of Transparency for Smaller Councils, we are required to publish a list of all payments for the year over the sum of £100, exclusive of VAT. 2016-17 Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (£100+)