Accounts

Current Year Budget Reports

A budget report is provided at every Parish Council meeting and appended to the minutes for that meeting. Link to Minutes page. The budget for the current year (to 31 March 2020) is available here

The budget and precept rate for the forthcoming financial year 2020/2021 were approved at the meeting on 9 December 2019 and the report is available here.

Annual Return and Accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2020

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
(as amended)

Notes
1. The Parish Council’s accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 have been prepared and have now been submitted to the Council’s External Auditors. The Annual Return and supporting documents are published but it should be noted that the accounts are unaudited until such time as they have been approved by the External Auditors.

Owing to the current situation, the inspection requirement has been amended by the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The Parish Council has agreed to start the period on Tuesday 1 September in the hope that by then most people will be able to exercise their right should they wish to.

Links to other useful information

The Local Audit & Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015 set out the responsibilities of all local councils in respect of their accounting and auditing procedures.

Each year, the Council’s financial accounts and statements are examined by an independent ‘internal’ auditor appointed by the Council.

The Council is also required to complete an ‘Annual Return’ which includes the findings of the Internal Auditor, together with Governance Statements and Financial Statements. This Annual Return is then submitted to another independent ‘external’ auditor for examination.

As part of this process, the Council must publish the unaudited Annual Return and must make arrangements for a period in which interested persons can inspect the Council’s accounts and related documents (see links above. If you are a registered local government elector (i.e. you appear on the electoral register for the area covered by the Council) you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them.

PREVIOUS YEARS

Annual Return for March 2019 (certified)
Annual Accounts 2018/19

Annual Return form March 2018 (certified)
Annual Accounts 2017/2018

Annual Return form March 2017 (certified)
Annual Accounts 2016/2017

Annual Return for year ending March 2016 (certified)
Summary of Annual Accounts 2015- 2016

Annual Return to 31 March 2015 certified
Annual Accounts 2014-15

Accounts 2013-14