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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

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2018 Data Files

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2012 Data files

Procurement Information

All of our tender information can be viewed on the following websites; The Chest and Contracts Finder.

Statement of Accounts 2020/21

Publication and Submission of Draft 2020/21 Accounts for External Audit

The Statement of Accounts give electors, local taxpayers, members of the Authority, employees and other interested parties comprehensive information about the Authority’s finances. The unaudited accounts are usually required to be published by 31 May each year. Usually, they are then audited by Grant Thornton UK LLP and the audited accounts, together with the Auditor's report, are published by 31 July.

However, due to the current Coronavirus crisis, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 have been amended and the publication date for audited accounts will move from 31 July to 30 September 2021 for all local authority bodies.

To give local authorities more flexibility, the requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of June has been removed. Instead, local authorities must commence the public inspection period on or before the first working day of August 2021. This means that draft accounts must be confirmed by the responsible finance officer (RFO) and be published by 31 July 2021 at the latest.

The draft accounts are nearing completion but are not yet available for release due to the late receipt of critical information from external sources. The draft 2020/21 Statement of Accounts will be completed and published for public inspection and external audit purposes as soon as possible. They will present the Authority’s overall financial position for the year ended 31 March 2021.

The draft accounts will be available for public inspection as soon as possible but no later than 1 August 2021 on the Authority’s website and at LDNPA Headquarters, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7RL between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Kerry Powell

Director of Communications and Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road
Cumbria, LA9 7RL

28 May 2021

Narrative Statement

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Audit Letter

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