Tags: AGAR

Submission of outstanding returns to PKF Littlejohn - the external auditors

Submission of outstanding returns to PKF Littlejohn - the external auditors

We have today been sent details of the numbers of councils who had submitted the appropriate forms to PKF Littlejohn by 1 July. The data suggests that 97 councils in our area had not sent the Exemption Certificate or the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) to PKF Littlejohn by this date.

If your Council is one of those outstanding, then please endeavour to get the appropriate form to... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:41 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

Clerks ā€“ key dates to consider for AGAR

Clerks ā€“ key dates to consider for AGAR

Monday 1 July. Submission deadline for either completed AGAR, complete with minute reference of Council resolution OR Exemption Certificate.

Monday 1 July to Friday 12 July. The statutory common period to be included in the period for exercise of public rights. The period must be for a total of 30 days, and include the dates 1 July to 12 July. The External Auditor is suggesting that Councils consider... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

We are a parish meeting and have already had our annual meeting, do we have to call another meeting to approve our AGAR Part 2PM/3PM?

We are a parish meeting and have already had our annual meeting, do we have to call another meeting to approve our AGAR Part 2PM/3PM?

Yes. Parish meetings where there is no parish council are required to hold their annual meeting between 1 March and 1 June; however, the AGAR forms must be approved after the financial year end of 31 March 2019 so there is a mismatch between the requirements of the various legislation. Hence, if the only scheduled meeting for your parish meeting is in March 2019, a second meeting must therefore be... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

SAAA - issues arising from previous years (2017-18) accounts

A presentation from the Chairman of the Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments (SAAA), flagging up a number of issues arising from last year, is attached. As well as PKF-Littlejohn guidance at: https://www.pkf-littlejohn.com/services-limited-assurance-regime-useful-documents-and-links , SAAA provide a further useful source of reference at: http://www.localaudits.co.uk/guidance.html

Posted: Tue, 09 Apr 2019 09:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

2018/19 Financial Year-End

PKF Littlejohn guidance for the 2018/19 financial year-end will be on their website from today www.pkf-littlejohn.com

AGAR forms are being emailed in week commencing 25 March.

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

Annual Governance and Accountability Returns - message from PKF Littlejohn LLP

Annual Governance and Accountability Returns - message from PKF Littlejohn LLP

As you are aware, PKF Littlejohn LLP is appointed by SAAA as the external auditor for all smaller authorities in your county areas for the five years between 2017/18 to 2021/22 years. As we approach the end of 2018/19, we would like to provide a short webinar update for your members to access from our website. We are recording the webinar on Tuesday 19 March and the recording and slides will be available... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG)

The JPAG met this week and agreed on some small changes to The Practitioners' Guide which is issued annually to support the preparation by smaller authorities in England of statutory annual accounting and governance statements found in the Annual Governance and Accountability Return. The new edition for 2019 was agreed for publication in April and applies in respect of financial years commencing on... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: AGAR

Preparing for Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Preparing for Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Places still available on our course scheduled for Tuesday 5 March at Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon.

For more information click here

Posted: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:45 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Training, AGAR