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PR1-18 Draft Freedom of Information Code of Practice

This is NALC's response to the Freedom of Information Code of Practice consultation, following assessment of the consultation document. This response also includes key points in response to consultation questions.

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

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

Transparency Code Reminder

Transparency fund reminder email attachment

Fri, 28 Apr 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 (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

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 Decision Flow Chart

This document from the SAAA shows a decision flow chart.

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

SAAA audit FAQ

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

Mon, 01 Feb 2016

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