Funding and accounts
We receive most of our money through the National Park Grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The rest of our income comes from trading and sales income, fees and charges, and donations through Donate for Dartmoor.
We set a balanced budget for each financial year and monitor it throughout the year to ensure that we keep our spending under control.
Dartmoor 2022/23 Budget Report
Audit and inspection
Auditors appointed by the Authority via Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA), carry out various inspections of how the Authority conducts its affairs and publishes findings in reports. In particular, inspection concentrates on our Accounts, the Annual Governance Statement and Value for Money arrangements.
Notice of appointment of auditor from 2018/19
Under Section 8(2) of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Authority must publish a notice relating to the appointment of its local auditor.
For audits of accounts from 1 April 2018, Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA) is responsible for appointing an auditor to principal local government and police bodies that have chosen to opt into its national auditor appointment arrangements. Dartmoor National Park Authority opted into this arrangement. On 14 December 2017, the PSAA board approved the appointment of Grant Thornton (UK) LLP to audit the accounts of Dartmoor National Park Authority for a period of five years, covering the accounts from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023. This appointment is made under Regulation 13 of the Local Audit (Appointing Person) Regulations 2015.
Statement of Accounts
Inspection of the Accounts
By law, we have to make our accounts available to the public for inspection for a period of 30 working days.
You have a right to inspect the Authority's accounts. Electors may also ask questions about, or challenge, the accounts.
Under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 regulations 9 and 15, the commencement period for the exercise of public rights to inspect the draft 2022/23 accounts and related documents, based on an account's completion date of 31 May 2023, should include the first 10 working days of June, with inspection dates being between 1 June and 12 July 2023.
Due to a delay in receiving relevant information to be able to complete the accounts, the Authority will not be able to meet its statutory deadline of publishing the accounts by this deadline and we will therefore not be in a position to commence the period for the exercise of public rights as set out above. We aim to publish our draft 2022/23 accounts by Friday 16 June 2023.
Local Spending Data
We publish details of all items of expenditure; including all Government Procurement Card (GPC) spending.
Our Local Spending Data excludes:
- payments to staff paid through payroll
- payments to HM Revenue and Customs relating to VAT and payroll
- pension-related payments.
We have included invoice and grant payments to individuals, but have redacted personal data.
You can download the data as a PDF or CSV file.
If you have any questions about this data email email@example.com
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