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Failure to submit an AGAR

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My PC's RFO has failed to submit an AGAR for Y/E 31 March 2020 despite the external auditor's numerous requests to the PC. Other than detriment to the rights of local taxpayers and the PC's inability to self certify for the Y/E 31 March 2021, are there any other ramifications for the PC?

Any advice would be most welcome.

Thank you

Sam
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Sadly Town & Parish Councils can often get away with failing to comply with legislative requirements and acting unlawfully like this.  The only issue could be if somebody submits a freedom of Information request for the exact information on the AGAR.  If the Council still refuse to provide it, a complaint could be lodged to the ICO.  Ultimately, if the ICO cannot persuade the Council to supply it, they could issue a Section 54 notice on the Council which if not complied with could result in a court summons.
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Many thanks Graeme_r. Unfortunately, this is just a small perceptible part of a much larger problem that remains hidden within a PC that is ultimately dysfunctional and dishonest.

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