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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

2019 Data Files

2018 Data Files  

2017 Data Files

2016 Data files

2015 Data files

2014 Data files

2013 Data files

2012 Data files

Statement of Accounts 2019/20

Audit of Accounts

Notice of public rights under local audit and Accountability Act 2014 and The Accounts of Audit Regulations 2015

Publication of accounts

Under section 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority is required to publish its annual Statement of Accounts each year. This year the relevant publication deadline is 31 August 2020.

The Statement of Accounts includes the Authority’s Annual Governance Statement and Narrative Statement and any audit opinion given by the external auditors at this date.

If the audit has not concluded by the deadline the Authority is required to publish the reasons for this under Section 10.2a of the Regulations.

2019/20 Statement of Accounts

Under Regulation 16(1) of The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Authority hereby states;

  • that the audit of the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts has not yet been concluded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although the draft the statement of accounts have been published.

Under section 25 of Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, local government electors are entitled to inspect the accounts at 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

31 August 2020

Narrative Statement

Annual Governance Statement

Annual Audit Letter

More information

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Alternatively you can make a Freedom of Information Act Request - find out more in Freedom of Information Act.