Audit & Insurance

The Parish Council as a corporate body holds insurance: Certificate Insurance Policy
The Parish Council is audited annually by its own internal auditor and then this is quality assured by an external auditor appointed by the Government. This is currently Mazars LLP. The audit has been successful with an “unqualified” opinion received for 7 years.
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI2015 No 234) require that this council publishes a statement that the annual audit has been concluded and the accounts have been published. Electors have the right to inspect the Council’s accounts. The notice is attached here.
The auditor can be contacted at Mazars, Smaller Authorities Audit Team, Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham , DH1 5TS

The audit for 2019/20 has been completed: details can be viewed below:
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20

The audit for 2018/19 has been completed: details can be viewed below:
Section 1:Annual Governance statement 2018/19
Section 2 : Accounting Statements 2018/19
Section 3:External auditor certificate 2018/19
Section 4: Internal audit report 2018/19

Since 2015, the Accounts and Audit Regulations have specified that all councils must have displayed on their website at all times the five most recently produced AGARs (ie the AGARs from 14/15, 15/16, 16/17, 17/18, 18/19).

The audit details for 2017/18 can be viewed here:
Internal audit 2017/18
Annual governance statement 2017/18
Accounting statement 2017/18
External audit report 2017.18
Additional report from external auditor 2017/18
Notice of conclusion of audit march 2018

The audit details for 2016/17 can be viewed here:
Annual governance statement 2016/17
accounting statement 201617
external audit 2016/17
Internal audit 2016/17.

The audit details for 2015/16 can be viewed here:
Annual governance statement 2015/16
Accounting statement 2015/16
external audit 2015/16
internal audit 2015/16

The audit details for 2014/15 can be viewed here:
Annual governance statement 2014/15
accounting statement 2014/15
External audit 2014/15
Internal audit 2014/15