Elford Village


Financial Information and Audit

According to the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, Parish Councils must publish information about how they handle public money. This includes the following:



Certificate of exemption

Annual Internal Audit Report 2021

Annual Governance Statement 2021

Annual Accounting Statements 2021

Bank reconciliation 2021

Explanation of variances 2021

Notice of the period for the exercise of electors' rights 2021

Budget 2021-22

Financial Regulations

Financial Risk Assessment

Items of Expenditure over £100



Annual Return including Certificate of Exemption, Annual Internal Audit Report, Annual Governance Statement, Accounting Statements 

Bank reconciliation and explanation of variances

Notice of date for the exercise of public rights


Items of expenditure over £100

The Parish Council's Budget

Financial Risk Assessment

Financial Regulations


Audit :

Certificate of Exemption from Audit

Internal Audit Report

Annual Governance Statement

Accounting Statements

Bank reconciliation and Analysis of variances

Notice of period for exercise of public rights


Expenditure over £100




The following information is required to be published under the Accounts and Audit Regulations:

Notice of period for exercise of public rights

Certificate of Exemption from limited assurance review

Annual Return 

The Parish Council's budget for this financial year

Financial Risk Assessment

Items of expenditure over £100

Financial Regulations files/Finances/Financial_Regulations_-_2018.pdf



The 2017 Audit has now been concluded with no issues of concern: see below

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Notice_of_Conclusion_of_Audit_2017.pdf

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Audited_Annual_Return.pdf

A copy of the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements can be found here

files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Approved_Annual_Return.pdf

Schedules of bank reconciliation and explanation of variances can be found here files/Transparency Code and Audit info/Schedules_and_explanation_of_variances.pdf



A copy of the unaudited accounts and supporting paperwork can be found here - files/Annual_Return_Elford_2016.pdf and files/Bank_Reconciliation__variances_2016.docx

The Annual Return 2016  audited. See files/Annual_Return_Audited_2016.pdf



Parish Council Information

The Transparency Code also requires us to publish a list of Councillor Responsibilities

Elford Parish Council owns no public land or building assets, although it leases the Sportsfield and Playground in Brickhouse Lane from Birmingham City Council and manages these.