Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 3

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Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR)

The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. The AGAR is then submitted to the independent external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission for examination.

A summary of this year’s audit process is detailed below, together with copies of the relevant documents.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Maxta Thomas, Clerk to Bramley Parish Council
Contact details:

commencing on Tuesday 25th August 2020

and ending on Tuesday 6th October 2020

Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

FileDescriptionFile sizeLast modified
Download this file (2019-20_Audit_Bramley_Parish_Council_Redacted.pdf)Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 34216 kBTue, 25 Aug 2020 12:50:12
Download this file (End_Of_Year_Reconciliation_2019-20.pdf)End of Year Reconciliation31st March 202095 kBTue, 25 Aug 2020 13:07:21
Download this file (Exercise_Of_Public_Rights_2019-20_Audit.pdf)NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTAccounts for the year ended 31st March 202087 kBTue, 25 Aug 2020 13:09:03
Download this file (Explanation-Of-Variances-2019-20.pdf)Explanation of variancesFor the Year Ended 31st March 202091 kBTue, 25 Aug 2020 13:09:49

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