THE NEW LOOK AGAR AND TRANSPARENCY
No longer the Annual Return! For the 2017-18 annual reporting of the accounts, this form will be known as the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). For smaller 'Exempt' Councils there is a new page layout to the AGAR. These councils, where gross income or gross expenditure is £25,000 or less, may be able to opt to have no external audit. They must complete an Exemption Certificate and be fully transparent.
This two-hour course is recommended for all Clerks/Responsible Financial Officers of smaller councils (with finances under £25,000) that want support in understanding the new AGAR, how to confirm an exemption from external audit and learn whether their council is adhering to the transparency code rules.
The new layout for AGAR
The Exemption Certificate
An explanation of the boxes to be completed in AGAR and identifying where those figures come from in your year-end accounts
Other year-end documents needed
Avoiding common pitfalls when completing the AGAR
Details of documents that should be uploaded onto your Council’s website
The importance of the Electors’ Rights Notice
Transparency – a refresher on what needs to go on your council’s website
When & where
This course last ran in March 2018
£35 includes refreshments, course handouts and a certificate
(20% discount for NPTS subscribers)
Di Dann at Bawdeswell
Course feedback from the 2018 course was 100% satisfaction.
Clerks can gain 1 CPD point from attending this course.