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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
- The Transparency Fund 2016-17 FAQ (PDF, 518 Kb)
Fri, 01 Apr 2016
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
- Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (PDF, 167 Kb)
Mon, 01 Dec 2014
Transparency fund reminder email attachment
- Transparency Code Reminder (PDF, 173 Kb)
Fri, 28 Apr 2017