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Transparency Fund Application Form 2017-18

Transparency Fund Application Form.UPDATED JULY 2017

All completed applications should be returned to enquiries@cornwallalc.org.uk

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Local Authority Accounts: A guide to your rights

As a local resident people have legal rights to inspect, ask questions about and challenge items in your council's accounts.

The National Audit Office has recently published this new guide on these rights, which are enshrined in law.

Fri, 12 May 2017

Guidance Notes for the Transparency Fund Application Form 2017-18

Guidance notes to accompany the Transparency Fund application form (2017-18).

All completed forms should be returned to enquiries@cornwallalc.org.uk

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Transparency Code Reminder

Transparency fund reminder email attachment

Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Transparency Code (Larger councils)

This is the Transparency Code that applies to a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) exceeding £200,000.

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities has previously been issued as a separate document and can be found below.

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation Response PR13-16

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is the nationally recognised membership and support organisation representing the interests of around 9,000 parish and town councils and many parish meetings in England.

NALC's overall response is that whilst we still support the principles of the larger councils' transparency code, some of the aspects of the proposed changes to the code would be onerous for larger parishes if they applied by default to the parish sector. The sense we are currently getting is that the current code requirements for larger parish councils are not causing significant problems for parishes – but some of the proposed changes might.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

Larger Councils Transparency Code Consultation PC10-16

The response to this Consultation request from NALC is now available.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on proposals to update the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, in particular to change the way that local authorities record details of their land and property assets, and publish information about their procurement, their contracts and the delivery of some of their services. DCLG is also proposing to include in the Code new requirements about information on parking charges and enforcement and about the way transparency data is published and presented.

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

The Transparency Fund 2016-17 FAQ

While all Smaller Authorities should comply with the Transparency Code, we recognise that access to funding will be required by some Smaller Authorities to fully meet the Transparency requirements.

It is important that any delivery of funds is done on a local basis and meets specific local needs and is targeted at compliance with the Smaller Authorities Transparency Code

Fri, 01 Apr 2016

SAAA audit FAQ

This document from the SAAA looks at FAQ's relating to the new audit arrangements.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

SAAA Decision Flow Chart

This document from the SAAA shows a decision flow chart.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

Transparency Code - NALC Legal Briefing L02-15

NALC's supplementary legal briefing note on the requirements of the Transparency Code for smaller councils

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Transparency Code - NALC Legal Briefing L05-14

NALC's Legal Briefing on the requirements of the Transparency Code for smaller authorities with a turnover of less than £25,000.

Tue, 06 Jan 2015

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

1. This Code is issued to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.

2. The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, internal drainage boards, charter trustees and port health authorities, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in this Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities' accounts and governance.

3. The Government considers that publication of the items in this Code will provide the local electorate and ratepayers with a clear picture of the activities of these smaller authorities. Most of this information is already produced by the majority of smaller authorities with a turnover not exceeding £25,000, and the Government therefore considers that compliance

Mon, 01 Dec 2014