Transparency Code

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (those with a turnover not exceeding £25,000) was published on the 17 December 2014 and came into force on the 1st April 2015. The code is applicable to Mawgan Parish Council. Under the Code the council is required to publish the following information on its website:

Information to be published Where to be found on website
Draft minutes from all formal meetings, not later than one month after each meeting Draft minutes are available to view on the Parish Council Meetings page
Meeting agendas and associated meeting papers not later than three clear days before the meeting takes place All this information is available to view on the Parish Council Meetings page
All items of expenditure above £100 (date incurred, summary of purpose, amount and VAT that cannot be recovered) This information is available to view in the minutes (on the Past Council Meetings  page)
End of Year Accounts (the statement of accounts should be accompanied by a bank reconciliation and an explanation of significant variances and any differences between ‘balances carried forward’ and ‘total cash and short term investments’) This information is available to available to view on the Parish Council Documents page
Annual governance statement This statement forms part  of the Annual Return (available to view on the Parish Council Documents page)
Internal Audit report This statement forms part  of the Annual Return (available to view on the Parish Council Documents page)
Details of public land and building assets (description, location, owner/custodian, date and cost of acquisition and present use) The Assets Register in its entirety and forms part of the Year End Accounts (available to view on the Parish Council Documents page)
Councillors’ responsibilities This is decided each year at the Annual Meeting, which is held in May, and is shown in the minutes of the May meeting.