375. Duty to keep accounting records
Past version: effective from 21/10/2015 - 20/10/2015
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(1) Every LLP must keep adequate accounting records.
(2) Adequate accounting records means records that are sufficient —
(a) to show and explain the LLP's transactions,
(b) to disclose with reasonable accuracy, at any time, the financial position of the LLP at that time, and
(c) to enable the members to ensure that any accounts required to be prepared comply with the requirements of the Companies Regulations.
(3) Accounting records must, in particular, contain —
(a) entries from day to day of all sums of money received and expended by the LLP and the matters in respect of which the receipt and expenditure takes place, and
(b) a record of the assets and liabilities of the LLP.
(4) If the LLP's business involves dealing in goods, the accounting records must contain —
(a) statements of stock held by the LLP at the end of each financial year of the LLP,
(b) all statements of stocktakings from which any statement of stock as is mentioned in subsection (4)(a) has been or is to be prepared, and
(c) except in the case of goods sold by way of ordinary retail trade, statements of all goods sold and purchased, showing the goods and the buyers and sellers in sufficient detail to enable all these to be identified.
(5) A parent LLP that has a subsidiary undertaking in relation to which the above requirements do not apply must take reasonable steps to secure that the undertaking keeps such accounting records as to enable the members of the parent LLP to ensure that any accounts required to be prepared under this Part comply with the requirements of the Companies Regulations.