Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

Transparency and publication for small councils under £25,000

Transparency and publication for small councils under £25,000

COURSE TUTOR: Steve Parkinson, The Parkinson Partnership LLP.

Steve is a former Town Clerk & an accountant with 30 years' experience in public sector finance, who specialises in advice & training for the local council sector.

Session overview:

For officers and councillors that want to understand how to comply with the requirements of the transparency code for and the Freedom of Information Act.

This session introduces the concepts of transparency and the publication of information, showing how it links to and overlaps audit requirements. Topics include:
• Transparency for councils under £25,000
• Audit exemption for councils under £25,000
• Publication schemes
• The public's rights
• The Annual Return

By the end of this session you will:
• Understand how to comply with transparency requirements
• Recognise the benefits of publishing information
• Be aware of relevant legislation and sources of guidance
• Be able to identify what your council should publish and when.

Instructions

This is an interactive session, you will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop or tablet to be able to participate fully. Please ensure that you log in at least 10 minutes before the session starts, make sure that your screen name includes your first and last names.

A number of these online sessions are being offered by Steve Parkinson to local councils and places are in high demand. Please email us at training@cornwallalc.org.uk for forthcoming dates and to make a booking.

Last updated: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 10:27