The management of the Parish Councils finances is guided by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations issued under the same act.

The Act requires local councils to prepare annual accounts which may be subject to an external audit. The Act also provides that the Secretary of State can regulate such things as:-

  • how the accounts are kept
  • the form of accounts and how and when they should be published
  • how and for long tax payers should be able to view the accounts
  • how tax payers can exercise their rights in relation to the accounts

The rights of taxpayers and other interested parties are described in the act and also in a more detailed document called ‘Council Accounts – a Guide to Your Rights’ which is available from the National Audit Office Website.

At Dunstall PC a copy of the months receipts and payments schedule is presented to each council meeting and is minuted as reviewed and approved.  The Annual Statement can be downloaded from this page below.

The Local Authority and Accountability Act 2014 introduced a Transparency Code for parish councils with an annual turnover of less than £25,000. Dunstall Parish Council falls in to this category which means it is obliged to publish certain financial documents online (please also see below).

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Mon 29th Jul, 2019 Dunstall Parish Council – Certificate of Exemption 2018-2019 Certificate of Exemption 2018-19