St Martha Parish Council

Parish Council Finance

Good governance, accountability and transparency are essential to local councils and a cornerstone of the government’s approach to improving public services. Those who are responsible for the conduct of public business and for spending public money are accountable for ensuring that public business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards. They must also ensure that public money is safeguarded, properly accounted for and used economically, efficiently and effectively. In discharging this accountability, public bodies and their managements (both members and officers) are responsible for putting in place proper arrangements for the governance of their affairs and the stewardship of the resources in their care. They are required to report on these arrangements in their published Annual Governance Statement. As a safeguard to the proper discharge of this accountability, external auditors in the public sector give an independent opinion on public bodies’ financial statements. They may also review, and report on, aspects of public bodies’ arrangements to ensure the proper conduct of their financial affairs, and those to manage their performance and use of resources.

Financial Regulations


Financial Regulations Document - November 2017

Risk Register 2020/21


Risk Register 2020/21

Annual Statement of Accounts


Year Ended 31 March 2021

Year Ended 31 March 2020

Year Ended 31 March 2019

Year ended 31 March 2018

Year ended 31 March 2017

Year ended 31 March 2016

Year ended 31 March 2015

Year ended 31st March 2014

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2020/2021


Internal Audit 2020/21


Internal Audit 2020/21

Certificate of Exemption 2020/21

Annual Governance Statement 2020/21

Accounting Statements 2020/21

Analysis of Variances

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2021

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2019/20


Certificate of Exemption 2019/20

Annual Governance Statement 2019/20

Accounting Statements 2019/20

Analysis of Variances

Bank Reconciliation as at 31st March 2020

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2018/19


Certificate of Exemption 2019

Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

Accounting Statements 2018/19

Analysis of Variances

Bank Reconciliation 31st March 2019

Notice of Electors Rights


Notice of Electors Rights 2021

Notice of Electors Rights 2020

Notice of Electors Rights 2019

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2016/17


2017 Annual Governance Statement Pages 1,2,3

2018 Analysis of Variances

Internal Audit Report


Internal Audit Report 2020

Internal Audit Report 2019

Internal Audit Report 2018

Internal Audit Report 2017

Land and Assets


Asset Register March 2021

Description of Fixed Asset Register

Items of Expenditure above £100


Items of Expenditure above £100 - Year Ended 31st March 2021

Items of Expenditure above £100 - Year Ended 31st March 2020