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Barnwell Parish Council


Financial information is regularly reported to the Parish Council throughout the year, and the Council has also been required to complete annual returns which are sent to an (independently chosen) external audit company. During this annual return process accounting information has always been open for public scrutiny on request.

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 now sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities whereby small authorities (this includes Barnwell Parish Council) will now be exempt from routine external audit. In place of this, small authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the act. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about authorities' accounts and governance.  Please use the Annual Governance tab to access all information including a list of all expenditure over £100.00.


Annual Governance

Please find here copies of the Annual Governance & Accountability paperwork for the year 2020/2021.   

The statement of account will not be audited on account of BWPC's self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about BWPC's accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act results in the involvement of the local auditor.

Previous years financial returns can be found on the FINANCE ARCHIVE page.


2021 - 2022

File NameLast ModifiedFile Size
20_bank_reconciliation_2021 22.pdf23 May 2022490kB
AGAR 12.pdf23 May 20222.15MB
all funds receipts and payments 21 22.pdf23 May 2022509kB
Annual Internal Audit report 2021 22.pdf23 May 20222.01MB
certificate of exemption.pdf23 May 20221.11MB
explanation_of_reserves_2021 22.pdf23 May 2022430kB
explanation_of_varients_2021 22.pdf23 May 2022211kB
Internal audit report 2021 22.pdf23 May 2022156kB
Payments over One Hundread Pounds 21 22.pdf23 May 2022439kB