Accounting statements show the cash balance, precept, staff costs and other income and expenditure for the last accounting year.
Annual Governance & Accountability Return
The Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) is the document that is submitted by local councils presenting a summary of their audit and financial information.
Annual Governance Statements
The Annual Governance Statement is a document signed by the council confirming whether it conforms to certain financial, accounting and auditing measures.
Annual Internal Audits
The Annual Internal Audit is a signed checklist showing whether certain aspects of the council running has been internally reviewed, and whether the council conforms.
Bank Reconciliations show whether the council's bank account statements match the accounting cashbook at the end of the financial year.
Certificate of Exemptions
Certificates of Exemptions are created if a local council is below the £25,000 threshold for expenditure. This forms part of the AGAR.
Conclusion of Audit
This is a document confirming that the accounts for the last accounting year have been published.
Notice of Public Rights
This is a document explaining the rights the public have in being able to inspect the council's annual accounts.
This shows whether income or expenditure has gone up or down between two accounting years.