The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.
Each year, the Parish Council is required to complete an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) and submit these for independent review.
The Parish Council’s financial accounts and statements are examined by an Internal Auditor who also scrutinises the financial processes of the council to ensure there is a sound system of internal control.
The Parish Council is also required to forward the Internal Auditors report and AGAR to the independent external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission – this is currently PKF Littlejohn LLP.
Notice of Conclusion of Audit (here)
The 2023-24 accounts were finalised, approved and signed by full Council on 14 June 2023 and then submitted to the external auditor for review. The Internal Auditor’s report and AGAR are provided below, as well as the report from the External Auditor.
Public Right to Examine Accounts
Local electors, or interested persons, have the right to inspect the accounting records of the Parish Council.
Hard copies of accounting documents for are available to view at the Parish Office by application and on reasonable notice from 9.30am to 2pm on working days (excluding public holidays). If you wish to arrange to view them, please contact the Parish Clerk, Great Sankey Parish Council, Lonsdale Close, Great Sankey, WA5 3UA, or telephone 01925 712279, or email [email protected].
Accounting Statements (previous years):
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Centre Operations Policy
Data Retention Policy
Equal Opportunities Policy
Flag Flying Policy
Health & Safety Policy
Health & Safety Organisation & Arrangements
Memorial Tree Policy
Nomination Form: Community Award
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