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Procurement - LTN 87

A guide to the requirements for councils' procurement practices depending on the value of the contract.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021

Section 137 allowance for 2021/22

The amount per elector that can be spent in 2021/22

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Independent Audit Service - Model letter of appointment for GAPTC

Model letter to be used by parish/town council to ask GAPTC to appoint an Internal Auditor

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Independent Audit Service - overview of service offered

Brief information on the Independent Audit Service and our responsibilities in ensuring our auditors are trained and indemnified.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Independent Audit Service - Terms of Reference

Details of the objective, responsibilities and scope of the internal audit and an overview of what they will look at.

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Governance and Accountability 2020

Updated guidance for completing the Annual Governance and Accounting Return.


This year's Practitioners' Guide has had a make over by a professional designer and there are some small changes to paragraph numbers and an impact on pagination. The main changes from the 2019 version are:

1 A rewriting of page six of the forward to reflect requirements for parish meetings and delete the reference to trust fund declarations.

2 A new section at 1.13 on reserves policy and review

3 An addition at 1.1 5.5 that credit card balances are not acceptable reconciling items for bank reconciliation purposes

4 Clarification at 2.16 of what can be included as employment expenses and what cannot be

5 A new section at 2.39 on the certificate of exemption

6 The deletion of the second bullet point in old paragraph 5.7 7 The deletion of the old section 5.110 on the role of PSAA and a consequent division of the old paragraph 5.109 to minimise numbering problems for the rest of the document

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Independent Audit Service - fee structure

A list of the fees charged for internal audits undertaken by GAPTC, which are dependent on the turnover of the council.

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Financial Regulations 2019 - model - Guidance for completing

Detailed guidance on clauses council needs to pay attention to in order to tailor the Regulations to your council.

Mon, 05 Aug 2019

Financial Regulations - model 2019

Updated template for Financial Regulations. See the guidance for clauses councils need to consider.

Mon, 05 Aug 2019

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

A guide from NALC to the operation of the levy.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Good Councillor's Guide to finance and transparency

A helpful guide for councillors on council finance and the transparency requirements. This guide is designed specifically to help parish and town councillors support their communities and council in understanding their obligations and commitments with public money – both generally and under Transparency Code requirements – as well as sharing good practice in these areas.

Hard copies can be purchased from GAPTC at a cost of £4.99 plus postage.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Audit fees - external 2017/18 to 2021/2022

Scale of routine external audit fees plus possible additional costs.

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

External Audit Fees

Scale of routine fees for external audit, and other possible costs, from 2017-18 to 2021-22 set by the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments.

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

Internal controls - medium - large councils

Suggested system for financial good practice

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Internal controls - small-medium councils

A suggested checklist for councillors to ensure good practice

Wed, 01 Apr 2015

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