The Transparency Code was published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, December 2014.
The Code was introduced for two main reasons, firstly under a new audit framework which will be effective from 1 April 2017, small councils will be exempt from external audit and in its place, these Authorities will be subject to the Transparency Code to enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about their accounts and governance. The second reason given by the Government for the introduction of the new processes is to meet its desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability.
East Ayton Parish Council wholeheartedly supports the Transparency Code and while we are currently outside the required criteria for uploading this information (we have a turnover over the required limit), the decision has been taken to still follow the new Regulations in order to be as transparent as possible.
Please click on the drop down page links for full access to East Ayton Parish Council's transparency information