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The Transparency Code for councils was introduced in 2015. The aim of the code is to reduce the administrative burden on smaller councils by removing the requirement for their accounts to be subject to external audit each year, whilst ensuring that residents have access to information about councils and their finances.

Local councils with an income and expenditure of £25,000 or less must publish the following information by 30th June 2019:

All items of expenditure above £100
Internal audit report
List of councillor or member responsibilities
The details of public land and building

This information is available in the Financial Report 2019.

Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings must also be published on the website.

The annual Accounting Statement and the Annual Governance Statement must also be published by 30th June 2019.  This information is also available in this section.