Audit & Insurance

The Parish Council as a corporate body holds insurance: Policy Schedule 2022.

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, which is currently Mazars LLP. The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI2015 No 234) require that this council publishes a statement that the annual audit has published and electors have the right to inspect the Council’s accounts.

The auditor can be contacted at Mazars, Smaller Authorities Audit Team, Salvus House, Aykley Heads, Durham , DH1 5TS.

The external for 2021/22 is currently being carried out, but the internal audit for 2021/22 has now been completed: –

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22

Internal Audit Report 2021/22

Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights 2021/22

The audit for 2020/21 has been concluded and the statement of accounts has been published (view below):
Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21
Local Government electors have the right under Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 to inspect the audit documents. The notice below gives details of how you can do this.
Audit Completion Notice
Internal audit report 2020/21

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