The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities was issued on the 17 December 2014 and came into force on the 1st April 2015. The code applies to councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 and is therefore applicable to Barking Parish Council. Under the Code, Barking Parish Council is required to publish the following information on its website:
All items of expenditure above £100
Publish details of each individual item of expenditure
Annual Governance Statement
Section 1 of the Annual Return with explanations of any negative responses
End of Year Accounts
Section 2 of the Annual Return, Bank Reconciliation, Explanation of Significant Variances and if applicable an explanation of differences between "Balances carried forward" and "total cash and short term investments"
Internal Audit Report
Section 4 of the Annual Return with explanations of any negative responses
List of Councillors Responsibilities
Name of councillor showing committee and function and representation on external local bodies
Location of public land and building assets
Details of all public land and building assets ASSET REGISTER
Minutes, Agendas and papers of formal meetings
Publication of draft minutes from all formal meetings within one month and publication of meeting agendas and associated meeting papers not later than 3 clear days before the meeting to which they relate is taking place.