Overview of the transparency code for smaller authorities
Transparency Code
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transparency code for smaller authorities

(Mandatory since April 2015)

What Is The Code?

Since April 2015 the transparency code for smaller authorities became mandatory. This code was created in order to meet the government’s stated aim to increase democratic accountability.

How Do Smaller Authorities Comply?

The code requires specific information to be available on a free to access public facing website. This includes:

  • All items of expenditure above £100
  • An annual governance statement
  • End of year accounts (yearly)
  • Internal audit report (yearly)
  • A list of councillors or members responsibilities (yearly)
  • Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings (minutes to be published within a month of the meeting and agendas no later than 3 days prior to the meeting date)
  • The details of public land and building assets (yearly)

You can view a full version of the code using this link, but there are some key points to note

  • Basing your site on this framework will ensure you can meet the code
  • You need to comply if you are one of the following types of authority and have a turnover of less £25,000
    • Charter Trustees
    • Internal Drainage Boards
    • Parish Councils
    • Port Health Authorities

Latest Parish News

You're not alone

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July 2022
Your not alone

With hundreds of Parish and Town councils now using the template, we are pleased to share a quick map showing where the councils are based.

Do contact us if you would like a demo or references if you're about to make a choice yourself. The more councils that join our network, the easier it is for us to keep the costs per council as low as possible.

Call us on 01635 282361 if you need help.

Virtual Clerk Service

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April 2022
Virtual Clerk Service

We are pleased to announce our "Virtual Clerk Service"

The service can be used for anything related to your website!

Our premium hosting package already included 30 minutes a month of Virtual clerk - to assist with loading of Agenda, Minutes etc.

The Virtual Clerk Service allows for 1 hour as a minimum but can be extended by 30-minute increments so you just take what you need.

When taking the "Virtual Clerk Service" you get access to a team that can make any and all changes needed as part of your digital communication. That includes updating the website but can also include updating your Facebook and Twitter feeds etc.

It's especially useful if you're between clerks or have a leave of absence that needs covering

Costs are just £30 per hour ex vat