The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities requires smaller authorities such as Parish Councils to make information available to increase democratic accountability (see Governance section for more information).
The introduction of the Code was in part preparation for a new audit regime. Parish Councils with income or expenditure under £25,000 must use their website to display financial information. This is how the Council is made open to public scrutiny. The Council has to appoint an external auditor but only for the purpose of dealing with complaints about the accounts from the public, should any arise.
This section allows you to access all of the financial information that we are required to publish under the Transparency Code. The information for each financial year will be available after the end of the financial year, not later than 1 July.