Calling All Councils - New Version of Practitioners Guide Issued
The Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) has published a new edition of the Practitioners' Guide (otherwise known as Governance and Accountability for Local Councils) and have also written a letter to practitioners' (e.g. clerks, internal auditors, and councillors) clarifying a range of queries.
The letter addresses queries on communications, virtual meetings, the financial year to which the Practitioners' Guide relates, signing the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR), publication of the AGAR on websites, and rights to inspect the accounts.
The letter has various suggestions such as local (parish and town) councils should have a .gov domain for their website and email addresses and a timetable for submitting AGARS, to name a few.
Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:59 by Jake Atkinson