View of mountains above Wasdale copyright Tony West


In June 2010 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government wrote to local authorities committing us to publishing items of spending over £500 by January 2011. The data we've published under 'Local Spending data' excludes:

  • all payments to individuals paid through payroll
  • payments to HM Revenue and Customs relating to Vat and payroll
  • all pension-related payments

We have included invoice and grant payments to individuals but have replaced personal data with the words 'Redacted personal data'.

Local Spending data


  • The data published relates to payments made by the Lake District National Park Authority
  • The Authority uses an accounting system called SunSystems
  • The date used to identify payments is the date that the transaction was authorised for payment
  • The purchase categorisation used is from BVACOP  - Best Value Accounting Code of Practice

2017 Data Files

2016 Data files

2015 Data files

2014 Data files

2013 Data files

2012 Data files

Statement of Accounts 2016/17 - Draft


Notice is given that the unaudited statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 has been published below on the Authority’s website at,. This includes a Narrative Statement and Annual Governance Statement. The statements are unaudited and may be subject to change.

Notice is given that from 29 June up to and including 9 August 2017 between 09.30 and 16.30 Monday to Friday, any person interested may on reasonable notice inspect and make copies of the accounts of the Authority for the year ended 31 March 2017 and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts, except as provided for in Section 26(4) to 26(6) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (commercially confidential and personal information). The accounts and other documents will be available for inspection at the offices at which they are normally kept, or otherwise by arrangement; application should be made at the address below.

Notice is given that from 29 June up to and including 9 August 2017 the auditor, at the request of a local government elector for the Authority’s area, will give the elector or his representative an opportunity to question him about the accounts.

Notice is given that from 29 June up to and including 9 August 2017, any such elector may make objections to the auditor, under section 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, relating to any matter where the auditor could take action under:

  • Section 28 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to apply to the court for a declaration that an item in the accounts is contrary to law, and/or
  • Section 24 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, namely, to make a report in the public interest.  No objection may be made unless the auditor has previously received written notice of the proposed objection, specifying the facts on which the objector relies and the grounds on which the objection is being made. A copy of that written notice must also be sent to the Authority at the address below.  Notice is given that the auditor is Gareth Kelly, Grant Thornton UK LLP, c/o Carlisle City Council, 7th Floor Civic Centre, Carlisle CA3 8QG Tel: 44 (0)141 223 0891, to whom any questions and notices of objection should be addressed.  

Kerry Powell,  

Director of Communications and Resources

Murley Moss

Oxenholme Road



Statement of Accounts

Narrative Statement

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Audit Letter

More information

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