Transparency Code

The Transparency Code is issued to meet the government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability.

It applies to parish councils and other types of authorities with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000.

The code became mandatory from 1 April 2015 and requires the online publication of key spending and governance information on the occasions specified in the Code.

You can download a free copy of the Code from:

The list of information Baunton Parish should publish together with references to the Code (in parentheses) and links to current documents is as follows:

all items of expenditure above £100 (see paragraphs 13 -15);

end of year accounts (see paragraphs 16 and 17),

annual governance statement / Annual Return (see paragraphs 18 and 19),

internal audit report (see paragraphs 20-22),

list of councillor or member responsibilities (see paragraph 23),

the details of public land and building assets (see paragraphs 24-27),

Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings (see paragraphs 29 and 30).

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