Audit and Transparency Code Requirements

Audit Requirements 2018

Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the Parish Council is required to publish the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18; the Accounting Statements 2017/18 and the Certificate of Exemption.   The Parish Council is also required to publish a notice of the period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the accounts and make an objection to the appointed auditor.

Notice of the Period for the Exercise of Public Rights 2018
Notice of Public Rights 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [134.2 KB]
Certificate of Exemption from Review by External Auditor
Certificate of Exemption - Batcombe Pari[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [934.0 KB]
Annual Governance Statement 2017/18
Annual Governance Statement 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [860.6 KB]
Accounting Statements for the Year Ending 31st March 2018
Accounting Statements 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [930.3 KB]
Internal Audit Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2018
Internal Audit Report 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [998.4 KB]

Audit Requirements 2017

Under the Audit Commission Act 1998 the Parish Council is required to publish the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the External Auditor's Report (below).   The Parish Council is also required to publish the Accounting Statements 2016/17 and the Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 which can be found with the information required under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (see below).

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the Year Ended 31st March 2017
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [800.9 KB]
External Auditor's Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2017
External Auditor's Report 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Audit Requirements 2016

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the Year Ended 31st March 2016
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [734.0 KB]
External Auditor's Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2016
External Auditor's Report 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

Audit Requirements 2015

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for the Year Ended 31st March 2015
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [38.7 KB]
External Auditor's Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2015
External Auditor's Report 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [597.1 KB]

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

Under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities the Parish Council is required to publish the following information by July 1st each year.   See the Financial Statements for a more detailed statement of the Parish Council's transactions. 

Items of Expenditure over £100

The Parish Council is required to publish details of each individual item of expenditure with a net value (excluding recoverable VAT) of more than £100.  

Items of Expenditure over £100 in the Year 2017/18
Items of Expenditure over £100 - 2017-18[...]
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Items of Expenditure over £100 in the Year 2016/17
Items of Expenditure over £100 - 2016-17[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [38.7 KB]
Items of Expenditure over £100 in the Year 2015/16
Items of Expenditure over £100 - 2015-16[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [31.3 KB]
Items of Expenditure over £100 in the Year 2014/15
Items of Expenditure over £100.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [24.1 KB]

End of Year Accounts

The required information consists of a copy of the signed Accounting Statements taken from the Parish Council's Annual Return audit form, together with an end of year bank reconciliation and explanations of any significant variances (more than 15%) in the Accounting Statements between the relevant year and the previous year.  

Accounting Statements 2017/18 for Batcombe Parish Council
Accounting Statements 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [930.3 KB]
Bank Reconciliation at 31st March 2018
Year End Bank Reconciliation - March 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [51.0 KB]
Explanation of Significant Variances in Box 3
Annual Return 2018 - Variation Box 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [54.2 KB]
Explanation of Signficant Variances in Box 6
Annual Return 2018 - Variation Box 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [54.1 KB]

End of Year Accounts 2016-17

Accounting Statements 2016/17 for Batcombe Parish Council
Accounting Statements 2016-17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [590.6 KB]
Bank Reconciliation at 31st March 2017
Year End Bank Reconciliation 31st March [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [560.6 KB]
Explanation of Significant Variances in Box 3
Annual Return 2017 - Variation Box 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [482.7 KB]
Explanation of Signficant Variances in Box 6
Annual Return 2017 - Variation Box 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [470.3 KB]

End of Year Accounts 2015-16

Accounting Statements 2015/16 for Batcombe Parish Council
Accounting Statements 2015-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [141.2 KB]
Year End Bank Reconciliation at 31st March 2016
Year End Bank Reconciliation - March 201[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [97.2 KB]
Explanation of Significant Variances in Box 3
Annual Return 2016 - Variation Box 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [100.8 KB]
Explanation of Significant Variances in Box 6
Annual Return 2016 - Variation Box 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [100.3 KB]

End of Year Accounts 2014-15

Accounting Statements 2014/15 for Batcombe Parish Council
Accounting Statements 2014-15.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [686.3 KB]
Year End Bank Reconciliation at 31st March 2015
Year End Bank Reconciliation - 31 March [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [94.7 KB]
Explanation of Significant Variances in Box 3
Explanation of Significant Variances - B[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [97.9 KB]
Explanantion of Significant Variances in Box 6
Explanation of Significant Variances - B[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [97.9 KB]

Annual Governance Statement

This is a copy of the signed Annual Governance Statement taken from the Parish Council's Annual Return audit form.  

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18
Annual Governance Statement 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [860.6 KB]
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [635.7 KB]
Annual Governance Statement 2015-16
Annual Governance Statement 2015-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [155.1 KB]
Annual Governance Statement 2014-15
Annual Governance Statement 2014-15.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [595.1 KB]

Internal Audit Report

This is a copy of the signed Annual Internal Audit Report taken from the Parish Council's Annual Return audit form.  

Internal Audit Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2018
Internal Audit Report 2017-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [998.4 KB]
Internal Audit Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2017
Internal Audit Report 2016-17.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [542.0 KB]
Internal Audit Report for the Year Ended 31st March 2016
Internal Audit Report 2015-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [705.9 KB]
Annual Internal Audit Report 2014-15
Annual Internal Audit Report 2014-15.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [720.2 KB]

Location of Public Land and Building Assets

Details of public land and building assets - taken from the Parish Council's Schedule of Assets.  The Parish Council owns the King George V Playing Field and the site of the Batcombe War Memorial  

Details of Public Land and Building Assets
Public Land Building Assets.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [22.0 KB]