As a local government body, Hatfield Town Council is committed to providing the community with transparent and accessible information about its finances. The Council believes that transparency is essential to maintaining public trust and accountability and is committed to conducting its financial operations openly and responsibly.
By providing easy access to financial information, The Council aims to promote understanding and engagement among its residents and to enable the community to participate fully in the democratic process.
Below you will find a range of financial information and resources, including The Council’s annual accounts and financial statements and details of its revenues and expenditures.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)
Hatfield Town Council, as with all councils of a similar size, must submit its financial accounts and statements to an internal auditor appointed by the Council. The Council is also required to complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. The Council then submits the AGAR to the independent external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission for examination.
Purchase Ledger Payments to Suppliers over £500
Hatfield Town Council is also required to publish a detailed list of items of expenditure exceeding £500. This requirement is part of the government’s drive for greater transparency and accountability in public spending.