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'.
%age paid within 30 days from validation
Estimated Interest Liability
Actual interest claimed/paid
in line with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, regulation 113(7) we publish the following information on the payment of invoices within 30 days from validation on an annual basis.
Completion of audit on the 2021/22 statement of accounts
The audit for 2021/22 has now been concluded and the statements for 2021/22 have been published and can be found on this page along with relevant certificate and opinions issued by the external auditor. Rights to inspect documents in line with section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 can be exercised during normal office hours at the Park's main office, Wayfaring House, Murley Moss business Park, Kendal, LA9 7RL.
Peter Notley , Financial Services Manager , 8 March 2023
Statement of Accounts 2022/23
The unaudited Statement of Accounts for 22/23 was published on the 31/05/2023 and a copy can be found on the link below.
Under Schedule 10 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations, local authorities are required to publish audited financial statements by 30 September. The publication of the 2022/23 audited statements is delayed due to external audit capacity.
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.