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Governance and Accountability 2022 - A Practitioners Guide

For all authorities with a turnover under £6.5million.
Section 1 The Annual Governance Statement
Section 2 The Statement of Accounts
Section 3 Proper practices in relation to accounts for a smaller authority that has decided to prepare accounts and be audited as a full audit authority
Section 4 Non-statutory guidance for internal audit at smaller authorities
Section 5 Supporting Information and Practical Examples

Mon, 04 Apr 2022

Procurement Thresholds from 28 March 2022

Procurement thresholds for public tenders have increased from 28th March 2022

Mon, 28 Mar 2022

Banking – completing FATCA or CRS forms

This note will assist councils in completing certain forms for their bank Banks may ask councils to complete a form to comply with FATCA (The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which seeks to ensure US citizens do not avoid tax by using foreign accounts) or to meet the requirements of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which is being rolled out globally by tax authorities.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

Making Tax Digital

How will Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will affect local Councils? Only relevant to VAT registered councils. Those with a taxable turnover of less than £85,000 must comply from 1 April 2022.

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

Hertfordshire Internal Audit Service - what does it offer?

Audits cover the requirements of the Annual Internal Audit Report, the Practitioners Guide, and the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

HAPTC Signed Accounts to 31st March 2021

Full HAPTC examined accounts 2020-2021

Tue, 06 Jul 2021

VAT on digital services from other countries

Guidance note about VAT on digital services from outside the UK, including Zoom.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

HAPTC Financial Regulations

HAPTC Financial Regulations. Last updated March 2021

Fri, 19 Mar 2021

NALC Cheques LRO Implementation Briefing

Legislation removing the need for Local Councils to use cheques with 2 signatories for all payments.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

Guide to understanding procurement

"In order to ensure the best use of public money we need to be smarter in how we procure the things we need. Where another public body has a contract we can use, it meets our requirements and offers value for money we should use it. Where there is none then we may need professional advice on how to let our own.

This toolkit is designed to give general advice and provides signposts to other public buying organisations who have contracts we can use and bodies that can provide professional procurement services and tendering support.

A simple checklist highlights the common issues and pitfalls we need to address and there is also advice on preparing specifications and complying with legislation.

Parishes should make sure they also consider more formal advice as set out in NALC's Legal Topic Notes (including LTN 35, Local Council's Explained, model standing order and financial regulations and JPAGs Practitioners Guide)."

Jonathan Owen
Chief Executive, NALC

Thu, 12 Nov 2020

HAPTC Signed Accounts to 31 March 2020

Full HAPTC examined accounts 2019-2020.

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

Financial Risk Assessment

Model Financial Risk Assessment.

Sat, 09 May 2020

Model Financial Regulations

NALC model financial regulations updated July 2019.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance and Transparency

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 thes

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

HAPTC Audited Accounts to 31 March 2019

Full HAPTC audited accounts 2018-2019.

Thu, 16 May 2019

Documents Required for Internal Audit

Model list of Internal Audit documents

Tue, 15 Jan 2019