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Mr Philip GillCollingbourne Ducis Parish Council Thistle House10Foxtail Gardens Ludgershall Andover Hampshire SP11 9TB
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WI0069 SB02177sba@pkf-littlejohn.com31July 2020
Dear Mr GillCollingbourne Ducis Parish CouncilCompletion of the limited assurance review for the year ended 31 March 2020WehavecompletedourreviewoftheAnnualGovernance&AccountabilityReturn(AGAR)for CollingbourneDucisParishCouncilfortheyearended31March2020.Pleasefindtheexternalauditor reportandcertificate(Section3oftheAGARPart3)includedforyourattentionasanotherattachmentto the email containing this letter along with a copy of Sections 1 and 2, on which our report is based.The external auditor report and certificate detail any matters arising from the review. The smaller authority must consider these matters and decide what, if any, action is required.Action you are required to take at the conclusion of the reviewTheAccountsandAuditRegulations2015(SI2015/234)asamendedbytheAccountsandAudit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404) set out what you must do at the conclusion of the review. In summary, you are required to:Prepare a “Notice of conclusion of audit” which details the rights of inspection, in line with the statutory requirements. We attach a pro forma notice you may use for this purpose.Publish the “Notice” along with the certified AGAR (Sections 1, 2 & 3) before 30 November, which must includepublicationonthesmallerauthority’swebsite.Thisdeadlinehasbeenextendedfrom30 September2020for2019/20onlyasaresultoftherestrictionsimposedbythegovernmenttoprevent the spread of Covid-19. (Please note that when the statute and regulations were amended in 2014 and 2015, they did not include a requirement for the length of time for which the “Notice” must be published. Thereisnorequirementforthe“Notice”tobepubliclyaccessiblefor5years,asthereisfortheAGAR and the external auditor report and certificate. The previous statute required 14 days; but it is now up to the authority to make this decision).Keep copies of the AGAR available for purchase by any person on payment of a reasonable sum.Ensure that Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the published AGAR remain available for public access for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of publication.
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