This class consists of documents like Annual Statutory reports and Financial Standing Orders and Regulations. Excluded from publication is all commercially sensitive information such as quotations and tenders, loan documentation and insurance policies.
With regard to quotations and tenders, this information is treated as confidential during the period leading up to an award of a contract to ensure that the whole tender process is fair. If tender information were to be released to a third party prior to the end of the tender period those who initially submitted tenders could be undercut and / or unfairly disadvantaged.
The data we've published under 'Local Spending data' excludes:
We have included invoice and grant payments to individuals but have replaced personal data with the words 'Redacted personal data'.
The Statement of Accounts gives electors, local taxpayers, members of the Authority, employees and other interested parties comprehensive information about the Authority’s finances. The audited accounts are usually required to be published by 31 July each year. However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 have been amended and the publication date for audited accounts moved from 31 July to 30 September 2022 for all local authority bodies.
This year, local authorities are required to publish their Draft Statement of Accounts no later than 31 July in order that the post-audit publication deadline of 30 September can be met. The draft accounts present the Authority’s overall financial position for the year ended 31 March 2022, subject to audit. At the conclusion of the audit process, the Final Statement of Accounts will be published along with the Auditor’s letter to this effect and a separate Value for Money judgement.
Director of Visitor Services and Resources
Lake District National Park Authority
Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road
Cumbria, LA9 7RL
29 July 2022
Each year the Lake District National Park Authority publishes an Annual Report and an annual Statement of Accounts.
The ‘Statement of Accounts’ provides more detailed information, including the audited accounts, information on grant income and details on outgoings, including members’ expenses and officers’ remuneration over a certain value.
Further financial reports are submitted to the Resources committee and as such are posted on quarterly basis. These can be found by searching for ‘Finance’ or looking at the recent papers submitted for the Authority committee meetings.
On an annual basis, the Authority publishes a ‘Treasury Management Strategy’ as well as the annual budgets in advance of the new financial year.
Pay and grading structures are available in hardcopy from Human Resources. Information on allowable expenses for staff and Members is available from the Finance department.
Information on contracts awarded and their value are only available post-tender acceptance, and only on contracts that have been awarded following public tender.
All commercially sensitive information is excluded from publication - quotations and tenders, loan documentation and insurance policies. With regard to quotations and tenders, this information is treated as confidential during the period leading up to an award of a contract to ensure that the whole tender process is fair. If tender information were to be released to a third party prior to the end of the tender period, those who initially submitted tenders could be unfairly disadvantaged.
In addition to the accounting policies shown in the Statement of Accounts, a number of additional financial regulations and advisory standards are adopted for the Lake District National Park Authority, these include the ‘Prudential Code for Capital Finance’ and other regulations that may from time to time also be posted on the website.