Annual Governance Statement and Annual Return for the Financial Year 2020/21

Annual Governance Statement and Annual Return for the Financial Year 2020/21

10th of May, 2021

At the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 5 May 2021, Councillors considered a number od financial reports including the folowing:

Internal Auditors Report and Statement of Accounts for 2020/21

The Parish Counil agreed that the report and assurances provided by the Internal Auditor be noted.

Annual Governance Statement 2020/21

The Parish Council resolved " As the members of Astley Village Parish Council we acknowledge our responsibility for ensuring that there is a sound system of internal control, including arrangements for the preparation of the Accounting Statements. We confirm, to the best of our knowledge and belief, with respect to the Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021".

Annual Return for the Financial Year 2020/21

It was noted that the Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer had certified that for the year ended 31 March 2021 the Accounting Statements in this Annual Governance and Accountability Return had been prepared on either a receipts and payments or income and expenditure basis following the guidance in Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities – a Practitioners’ Guide to Proper Practices and present fairly the financial position of this authority.

The Parish Council agreed that the Accounting Statements 2020/21 for Astley Village Parish Council be approved (see attached).