NALC seeks views on JPAG’s Practitioners’ Guide
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is seeking opinions on behalf of the Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance (JPAG) on its Practitioners’ Guide.
The Practitioners’ Guide is issued by JPAG to support the preparation by smaller authorities in England of statutory annual accounting and governance statements found in the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).
A review is carried out each year in order to develop the guide. To help shape the guide, please complete the survey by 28 February 2020.
JPAG is responsible for issuing proper practices about the governance and accounts of smaller authorities. Its membership consists of sector representatives from NALC, the Society of Local Council Clerks, and the Association of Drainage Authorities. Together with stakeholder partners representing the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, the National Audit Office, Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments, and a representative of the external audit firms appointed to smaller authorities.