The purpose of the meeting is to provide help and guidance for Parish Councils regarding the Transparency Regulations and Fund, and in particular to:
Promote understanding of the ‘transparency regulations’
Clarify post-2017 external audit arrangements
Show how transparency arrangements can help Councils provide information to parishioners and deal with questions, including those made as Freedom of Information requests.
Clarify the workings and criteria of the DCLG Transparency Fund: