Finance & Transparency

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. This parish is a smaller authority where the gross income/gross expenditure does not exceed £25,000 and is therefore entitled to certify itself as exempt from a limited assurance review.

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: Notice of Audit 2017/18 & a summary of your rights and the Parish Council’s Financial Regulations are available to view here: Financial Regulations (May-18).

Posts about LW&GC PC financial matters are available here:


NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)

NOTICE
1. Date of announcement 25 August 2020
2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:          
Helen Eldridge, Clerk to the Parish Council
t : 01926 853841
e : clerk@leekwootton.org.uk     
commencing on Tuesday, 1 September 2020     
and ending on Monday, 12 October 2020
3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:
- The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
- The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.
4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. 
The appointed auditor is:
PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)
5. This announcement is made by Helen Eldridge, Clerk to the Parish Council

For further information about the Exercise of Public Rights, see the Notice and Summary of Your Rights:

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Payments over £100 (2019/20)

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.

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Annual Audit Return 2018/19

The Annual Audit Return for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2019 is available to view here:

Notice of conclusion of audit is available to view here:

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Accounts for the Year Ended 31/03/2019 (Notice of Commencement of Audit)

NOTICE OF DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PERIOD FOR THE
EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

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Parish Council Meeting, 2 October 2018 (MINUTES)

The Minutes for the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, were approved on 6 November 2018 and are now available to view here:

2018 10 02 (OCT) PC Meeting MINUTES 2018 10 (OCT) Financial Report 2018-19 Budget Progress Report (amended)

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Payments over £100 (2018/19)

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.

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Annual Audit Return 2017/18

The Annual Audit Return for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2018 is available to view here:

2017-18 Annual Governance and Accountability Return

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Accounts for the Year Ended 31/03/2018 (Notice of Commencement of Audit)

NOTICE OF DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Please click here to see the Notice of Audit 2017/18

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Annual Audit Return 2016/17

The Annual Audit Return for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2017 is available to view here:

2017 03 31 LW&GC PC Annual Return

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Accounts for the Year Ended 31/03/2017 (Notice of Conclusion of Audit)

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 Conclusion of Audit 2016/17

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