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As part of the Parish Council's commitment to openness and transparency, the following financial documents can be viewed on this page.

Stowuplands Financial Regulations 

In producing its accounts, the parish council has a duty to publish information to comply with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

Annual Finance

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, there is a requirement for the parish council to publish a number of documents on a public website - all of which are available to download direct from this website. Please note that in order to comply with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, it is stipulated that the Parish Council must provide a scanned version of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).  Unfortunately, this is inaccessible to screen readers, so this Council has chosen to publish the full, signed, AGAR in a slightly more accessible format.

In accordance with the accounting records for the financial year ending 31 March 2023, (which includes all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records) were made available for inspection by any person interested, during a period of 30 working days set by the smaller authority which must include the first 10 working days of July 2023. 

For details of the dates set for Stowupland please use this link to download the details which also include an article on: Local Authority Accounts: A Summary of Your Rights. 

For a copy of the detailed guide produced by the National Audit Office 'Local authority accounts: a guide to your rights' please click here to download the guide.