The requirements for Governance of Parish Councils are set out in reference documents, the most important of which are listed here.
The activities of Parish Councils are governed by standing orders, updated from time to time. The current version will be found here. Previous versions are consigned to the Archive
The financial activities of the Parish Council are governed by regulations issued under the Audit Commission Act 1998 as amended from time to time. The Council operates under guidance issued in Governance and Accountability for Local Councils - a Practitioners’ Guide (England)
issued by the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group (JPAG), available from the websites of NALC and the Society for Local Council Clerks (SLCC). The current version of the regulations will be found here. Previous versions are consigned to the Archive