Each year the Annual Return needs to be revised by an external auditor. The unaudited Annual Return for year ended 31 March 2018 has been published. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates between the dates stated on the advert.
Chichester City Council's audited Statement of Accounts 2016/2017 can be downloaded or a paper copy of the document is available by contacting the City Council. The audited Statement of Accounts gives details of Income and Expenditure for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.
The external auditors, PKF Littlejohn LLP have concluded the audit for the financial year 2016/2017 and are satisfied that the City Council's accounts and supporting information supplied are in accordance with proper practices and that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have been met.
A local government elector for the City may obtain, inspect or take a hard copy of the Statement of Accounts and Auditors Certificate and Report by arrangement with the Town Clerk between Monday and Friday 9.00am and 5.00pm (except 1.00pm to 2.00pm lunch time) at the Council House, North Street, Chichester.
Each financial year, the City Council will produce a monthly list of payments over £500 that have been made to various companies, bodies and individuals. This is in accordance with the request from Government for all Councils to be open and transparent.
In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 local authorities must publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000.
From 1 February 2016 Chichester District Council introduced its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The CIL is a new way in which the District Council collects financial contributions from developers to help pay for new and improved infrastructure. This money is passed onto parish councils. The CIL Monitoring Report below shows the amount of CIL money received by the City Council between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.