The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities came into effect in July 2015. It is intended to meet the government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands in order to increase democratic accountability. They believe this will provide the transparency required to give local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies such as parish councils to account and to be assured of their financial and governance arrangements.
Full details of the Code can be found on the government website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transparency-code-for-smaller-authorities
Over the next few months we will be populating this section of the Abingtons website to include the information the Code requires. Please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make any comments or suggestions on the information that is included.
1 October 2016
In accordance with statutory requirements the 2015-16 accounts and a copy of the Annual Return to the Audit Commission are available for review on this website . Copies can be purchased for £2.50. Please contact the Clerk email@example.com
2016-17 Financial Reporting