Transparency Code and Information

Transparency Code for Small Authorities

This code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.

Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities are subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the Transparency Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

In accordance with this code, Linton Parish Council hereby publish:


  Information Title    Year
  All items of expenditure above £100 2017
  End of year accounts including: 2017
  a)      Bank reconciliation as at 31st March 2017 2017
  b)      An explanation of any significant variances N/A
  c)      An explanation of any differences, if applicable N/A
  d)      Annual governance statement 2017
  e)      Internal audit report 2017
  List of Councillor Responsibilities 2017
  Details of public land and building assets 2017
  Minutes, Agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings 2017


Linton Parish Council has operated an open information policy for a number of years. There is more information here about the Parish Council Publications Scheme

In addition copies are available of the Parish Council Code of Conduct, and Standing Orders