General Data Protection Regulations - May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the UK from 25th May 2018.  It replaces the existing law on data protection and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils.  Local councils and parish meetings must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation.

One of the main changes to note is that the GDPR places a much greater emphasis on transparency, openess and documents retained.

Audit of the 2017/18 Final Accounts

At the Parish Council meeting held on 16th May 2018, members agreed the Annual Governance Statement 2017/18, the Internal Auditor signed-off the Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18 and members and the Chairman agreed the Accounting Statements.

All financial statements and their supporting documents have now been forwarded to the External Auditors PKF Littlejohn for inspection.

The External Auditors, PKF Littlejohn LLP, have now concluded the review of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) fo the year ended 31st March, 2018:

"On the basis of our review of Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR, in our opinion the information is in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met".

Copies of the Conclusion of Audit statement, together with copies of certified AGAR (Sections 1,2 and 3) can be found below.