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 and precept rate for the financial year 2019/20 were approved at the meeting on 10 December 2018 and the report is available here
Annual Return and Accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2019
The Parish Council’s Annual Return was approved by the Parish Council at the meeting on 10 June. The period for the exercise of electors’ rights to inspect the accounts begins on Monday 17 June and ends on Friday 26 July during office hours or by prior appointment. Further information is available here:
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.
NAO Guide to Your Rights (links to National Audit Office website)