Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

This code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens hands to increase democratic accountability. It applies to the following types of authorities with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000:

  • parish councils
  • internal drainage boards
  • charter trustees
  • port health authorities

The code is mandatory from 1 April 2015 and requires the online publication of key spending and governance information on the occasions specified in the Code. Smaller authorities should publish:

  • all items of expenditure above £100
  • end of year accounts
  • annual governance statement
  • internal audit report
  • list of councillor or member responsibilities
  • the details of public land and building assets
  • Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings

View further details of the Transparency code for smaller authorities on the GOV.UK website (external link)

The data and information specified in this Code must be published on a website which is publicly accessible free of charge, the following Wealden Parish Councils’ at present have no means of making this information available so in order to comply with the Code we have published the information that has been submitted to us by the following Parish Councils’: