Transparency & Financial Information

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) - Local councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year. The AGAR is the principal means by which a parish council is accountable to its electorate, and councils must complete an annual return to confirm that everything is in order.

CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) - The CIL is a charge on new development payable to councils. It is used to address demands of growth, including funding infrastructure such as new schools and transport improvements, needed to support new development in the borough.

Warfield Parish Council is required under Regulation 62A of the CIL Regulations to prepare and publish an annual report detailing funds received and spent.

Investment Strategy -Along with all local authorities, Warfield Parish Council is required to produce an agreed Investment Strategy, where its investments in any given year exceed a specified amount. From April 2018, this amount has been lowered to £100,000 and the council has produced a strategy to comply with the Governments guidance. 

Transparency Data - The Government requires local authorities over a certain size to publish certain data for the benefit of residents. This data is released under the Local Government Transparency Code 2014.