Annual returns are prepared every year from the accounts maintained for the financial year. An internal audit is undertaken of the processes used to ensure accuracy and good management. The Parish Council adopts the Annual Governance Statements and Accounting Statements (usually at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council in May). Under the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015, a parish council may sign a Certificate of Exemption if its turnover is less than £25,000 and an external audit is not undertaken, unless a parishioner contacts the local authority’s audit body. There is still a period of Electors Rights to Inspect the Accounts, which is advertised on the parish notice boards and the website.
The audit cycle is now complete for the 2018-19 accounts.