Annual Governance Statement 2016



Annual Governance Statement 2015-2016


At its meeting on 14th June Godmersham Parish Council confirmed to the best of its knowledge and belief with respect to the accounting statements for the year ended 2016 that:

We have put in place arrangements for the effective financial management during the year and for the preparation of the accounts

We maintained an adequate system of internal control including measures designed to prevent and detect fraud and corruption and reviewed its effectiveness

We took all reasonable steps to assure ourselves there are no matters of actual or potential non-compliance with laws, regulations and proper practices, which could have a significant financial impact on the ability of this smaller authority to conduct its business or its finances

We provided proper opportunity during the year for the exercise of elector’s rights in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts and Audit Regulations

We carried out an assessment of the risks facing this smaller authority and took appropriate steps to manage those risks including the introduction of internal controls and/or external insurance cover where required

We maintained throughout the year an adequate and effective system of internal audit of the accounting records and control systems

We took appropriate action on all matters raised in previous internal and external audit

We considered whether any litigation liabilities or commitments, events or transactions, occurring either during or after year end, had a financial impact on this smaller authority and, where appropriate, have included them in the financial statements

Geoff Eaton

Clerk to Godmersham Parish Council