Mickleton Parish Council

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Annual Governance and accountability Return 2020/2021

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Category: Transparency Code

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21

Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2015 (S1 234), the Parish Council makes available its Annual Governance and Accountability Return. The following documents can all be accessed by clicking on their name.



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 1  Notice of Exercise of Public Rights icon 1 Notice of Public Rights (62.1 kB)
 2  Summary of Public Rights  icon A Summaryu of Public Rights (91.89 kB)
 3  Certificate of Exemption icon 3 Certificate of Exemption (51.93 kB)
 4  Internal Audit Report 2019/20 icon 4 Annual Internal Audit 2020-2021 (113.59 kB)
 5  Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 icon 5 Annual Governance Statement 2020-2021 (107.91 kB)
 6  Accounting Statement 2019/20 icon 6 Accounting Statement 2020-2021 (63.68 kB)
 7 Explanation of Significant Variances  icon Explanation of Variances in Accounting Statements (61.72 kB)
 8  Bank Reconciliation  icon 8 Bank Reconciliation (60.36 kB)
 9  Items of Expenditure  icon 9 Payments 2020-2021 (12.46 kB)
 10  End of Year Accounts 2019/20  icon 10 Balance Sheet 2020-2021 (49.45 kB)
 11  Asset Register  icon 11 Asset Register (59.88 kB)

The Financial Regulations under which the Parish Council operates are reviewed annually.


The Parish Council annually reviews its income and expenditure at a full Parish Council meeting, held on the second Tuesday of December. At this Parish Council meeting the village precept is set which is then submitted to Durham County Council for inclusion in the county tax band calculations.

The village precept for the current year is £TBC which forms the bulk of the Parish Council income. The Parish Council strive to spend this money prudently on maintenance issues around the parish to maintain and enhance the aesthetics of the village.

Transparency Code Requirements

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new framework, Local Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit.

All items of expenditure greater than £100 are minuted within the monthly Parish Council Minutes.

End of year accounts are shown.

An annual governance statement is produced in accordance with the format of the annual return audit form.

Internal annual audit report, an annual internal financial audit is carried out prior to current submission to the external auditing body.

Public Land and Building Assets to be identified.