Current Year Budget Reports
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 2019 – Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)
1. The audit of accounts for Nether Stowey Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Nether Stowey Parish Council on application to:
• Mrs Caro Slaymaker, Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer, at
• the Parish Office, 2a Castle Street, Nether Stowey TA5 1LN
• from 10am to 1pm on Monday–Fridays
3. Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £1.00 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return
Announcement made by:
Caro Slaymaker (Clerk)
Date of announcement: 22 September 2019
The Annual Governance & Accountability Return Sections 1, 2 and 3 are available for inspection at the Parish Office or from the links below:
- Annual Return Sections 1, 2 and 3
- Annual Accounts report
- Your Right to Inspect
- Local Authority Accounts: a Summary of your Rights
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)