RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Responsible Financial Officer for the Parish Council is the Clerk. It is the Clerk’s responsibility to maintain the accounts and manage financial matters.

 

THE PRECEPT

The Council’s principal source of income comes from the “Precept” which it levies on the County Council each year. In November, the  Council prepares a budget for the forthcoming financial year (1st April – 31st March). It then decides on an amount (the Precept) which is calculated to cover planned and expected expenditure.  The County Council is subsequently notified of the amount. The precept is then collected via the Council Tax. Other sources of income in the form of various grants are obtained to cover the costs of special projects.

Precept fact sheet

 

ANNUAL RETURN

As a public body the Parish Council must have their accounts first audited by an independent suitably qualified person, then approved by the official auditors.

The Council’s accounts are audited annually by the Audit Commission and are subject to the Audit Commission Act 1998 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003.

 

2019 Governance & Accountability for Local Councils

2018 Governance & Accountability for Local Councils

2010 Governance & Accountability for Local Councils

 

Please refer to the other Financial pages if you require information on our Regulations and Annual Returns.

 

Current certificate of insurance

2018-19:

Audit External Auditor Report and Notice of Conclusion

Audit notice June 2019

Audit notice Public Rights June 2019

Annual return 2018-19

2017-18:

Final External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017/18 

Audit External Auditor Report and Notice of Conclusion

Audit notice June 2018

Audit notice Public Rights June 2018

Annual return 2017-18

2017-18 certificate of insurance

 

2016-17:

2016/17 Annual return

Audit notice June 2017

Audit 2016-17, Matters arising

Notice of conclusion of Audit 2016-17

Annual return 2017

AR, Auditor's comments, 2017

 

2015-16 Certificate of insurance

 

BUDGET CONTROL

The Responsible Financial Officer for the Parish Council is the Clerk. It is the Clerk’s responsibility to maintain the accounts and manage financial matters.

The Financial Year runs from April 1st to March 31st the following year. In November the council agrees a Budget for the next Financial Year. In order to ensure that the council is kept informed of current spending and that the council remains within Budget, the Clerk produces a spreadsheet each month known as the Budget Summary.

Latest Financial Statement - to be added

Financial Statement 2017-18 - to be added

Financial Statement 2016-17

 

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