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.
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
At the end of the year, we produce our annual Statement of Accounts. This statement also comments on our financial performance and how efficiently we have been using our resources.
Completion of the 2020/21 Accounts and External Audit Sign Off
The Audit was substantially completed in early August, Key Findings from the Audit have been reported in the ISA 260 Report to the Authority on 3 September 2021. Our Auditors are awaiting two forms of assurance linked to the Authority's Audit which are provided by other external audit teams. Our Auditors expect to receive these assurances shortly and then will be in a position to sign off our 2020/21 Accounts.
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.
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