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Furneux Pelham Parish Council

Parish Clerk: Fiona Forth
Contact on info@furneuxpelham.org.uk

Accounts

The Parish Council's financial year is from 1 April to 31 March.

Annually, the Parish Council prepares an annual return which now consists of:

  • Certificate of Exemption;
  • Annual Internal Audit Report;
  • Annual Governance Statement; and
  • Accounting Statements.

From this financial year, 2017/18, the Parish Council can certify that it meets the criteria to be exempt from an external audit and simply comply with the requirements of the Transparency Code - see to the right. To be exempt, total income needs to be below £25,000 and total expenditure needs to be below £25,000. The Parish Council is below these thresholds for 2017/18 and will, therefore, be certifying that it is exempt from a limited assurance review at its meeting on the 10th May 2018.

In addition to the accounting statements in the Annual Return, the Parish Council prepares and approves a more detailed income and expenditure account.


From 1 April 2015, the Parish Council must comply with the Transparency Code. This Code was introduced by the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and allows bodies with an annual turnover below £25,000 to be exempt from routine external audit. In place of this, the requirements of the Code must be adhered to. The requirements are to publish the following information on a website:

  • all items of expenditure above £100;
  • end of year accounts;
  • annual governance statement;
  • internal audit report;
  • list of councillor responsibilities;
  • the details of public land and building assets; and
  • minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings.

Annual accounts information can be accessed by clicking on the links below

Note: annual governance statement and internal audit report are within the 'annual return'. Details of all the Parish Council's fixed assets are included in the 'fixed asset register'. Follow links for councillor responsibilities and for meeting information.

Financial year 2018/19

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return and the detailed accounts were approved by the Parish Council at its meeting on the 16th May 2019. The period for the exercise of public rights is from Monday 3rd June 2019 to Friday 12th July 2019: Notice | Summary of elector rights

Annual return Detailed account
Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Financial year 2017/18

The Annual Governance and Accountability Return and the detailed accounts were approved by the Parish Council at its meeting on the 10th May 2018.

Annual return Detailed account
Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Financial year 2016/17

Annual return Detailed account

No audit report as a result of this year's audit

No action plan required as a result of this year's audit

Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Financial year 2015/16

Annual return Detailed account

No audit report as a result of this year's audit

No action plan required as a result of this year's audit

Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Financial year 2014/15

Annual return Detailed account Audit report Action plan
Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Financial year 2013/14

Annual return Detailed account Audit report Minor issue reported therefore no action plan required
Expenditure >£100 Bank reconciliation Significant variances Fixed asset register

Earlier financial years are available from the Parish Clerk. Contact Fiona Forth info@furneuxpelham.org.uk