Accounts and annual returns
Conclusion of audit for the year ending 31 March 2021
The limited assurance review for Palgrave has now been completed by the External Auditors: PKF Littlejohn LLP.
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404) set out what you must do at the conclusion of the review. In summary, we are required to:
- • Prepare a “Notice of conclusion of audit” which details the rights of inspection, in line with the statutory requirements.
- • Publish the “Notice” along with the certified AGAR (Sections 1, 2 & 3) before 30 September, which must include publication on the smaller authority’s website.
• Keep copies of the AGAR available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum.
• Ensure that Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the published AGAR remain available for public access for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of publication.
For all relevant documents as detailed above please see the box opposite headed up "Accounts and Annual Returns" .
The Parish Council has a duty under the Transparency Code to publish all items of expenditure. These can be found on a monthly basis within the minutes published on this website and summarised in the annual accounts. The Annual Return for the year ending 31 March 2021 is published under the list of AGAR Financial Documents in the left hand pane which includes all the mandatory AGAR documents including the Annual Governance Statement, the Accounting Statements, explanation of variances etc. The Internal Auditor's full detailed report is listed underneath this entry. Older accounts are filed under Archived Financial Documents in annual folders.
The Confirmation of the dates of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights is listed under the AGAR documents, which commenced on Monday 14 June and ended on Friday 23 July 2021. If you have any questions on any of the information published, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk. If you wish to make arrangements to view any of the accounts within the above dates, please contact the clerk who will be delighted to help you.
We also have a duty to report on the Annual expenditure of any CIL MONIES and the annual reports are as listed below.