Finance & Audits
Audit of accounts and annual governance statement for 2020/21
At the bottom of the page you will find the Annual Governance and Accounts Return for Hamble Parish Council for the year 2021. Along with the annual return you will also find information regarding the period during the public are able to exercise their rights to have access to the accounts ahead of the external audit being carried out. The period commences on June 28th 2021 and runs to the 6th August 2021. In addition you will also find a copy of the internal auditors end of year report.
The Council has completed its end of year accounts and signed off its annual governance statement ahead of the Exercise of public rights commencing on the 2nd July 2020.
Copies of section 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 can be found below along with a summary of your rights and a statement of variance.
2018/19 Audit & Annual Governance
- Notice of Conclusion of Audit
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
- Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2018/19
INCOME & EXPENDITURE
- August 2019
- July 2019
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- 2017/18: Annual Return
- 2016/17: Annual Return
- 2015/16: Annual Return
- 2014/15: Annual Return
- 2013/14: Annual Return
- 2012/13: Annual Return
- 2018/19: Final Report - Parish Council Response / Interim Report - Parish Council Response
- 2017/18: Final Report - Parish Council Response / Interim Report - Parish Council Response
- 2016/17: Final Report / 2nd Interim Audit Report / Interim Report
- 2015/16: Final Report / Interim Report
The rules set by Government are designed to ensure that the council takes no unacceptable risks with public money.
The council must operate a system of internal controls and as part of that system an independent and competent person must be appointed to carry out checks on it. After reporting to the council the auditor signs a report on the annual return (required by law) to confirm that the control system is in place and working. This return together with other relevant documents is reviewed by an external auditor, appointed by the Audit Commission, who reports to the council and its electors.