Every small authority in England with an annual turnover of £6.5m or less must complete an annual return at the end of each financial year (31st March), so each year we are required to submit an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. These documents are therefore available on reasonable notice by application to Mr T Watton , Parish Clerk Tel 07824 829491 or email or write to Lytchett Matravers Parish Clerk, 15 Coles Lane, Milborne St Andrew, BLANDFORD FORUM, DT11 0LG.

Moreover, just as smaller authorities must submit their AGAR for review by an external auditor, companies often undergo external audits as part of their financial reporting process. This external validation helps to verify the accuracy and reliability of financial information, offering reassurance to investors.

Overall, the principles of transparency, accountability, and external oversight inherent in the AGAR process parallel the expectations of investors when evaluating investment opportunities being in business or online in sites like bitcoin decode which are great for investment. Both scenarios emphasize the importance of robust financial management practices and the disclosure of relevant information to stakeholders.

Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2023

CIL Reports (all PDFs)

Archives

An archive of the Parish Council’s approved Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) can be found below: