Budget and Finance

Contact the Clerk/RFO if you have any questions about the following:

The Budget 2021/22

The Parish Council agreed its annual budget at the November 2020 meeting and this is the basis for the Parish Precept which is an element of your Council Tax.

The Budget for 2021/22 is available to download here: Budget 21-22

Financial Management

At each meeting a Schedule of Payments is presented to the Parish Council for approval by the Clerk who is the Responsible Financial Officer and these are available (once approved) to download here.

ScheduleOfPayments 29 April 2021

ScheduleOfDelegated Payment 29 April 21

Schedule_of_Payments_17 June 2021 – approved under delegated powers

Quarterly Accounts

Each quarter accounts are presented by the Clerk who is the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) to the Parish Council – these go to July, November, January and May Parish Council Meetings and are uploaded after approval at meetings.

Year End Accounts 2020/21

The Year End Accounts for 2020/21 are available to download here: Year End 20-21

Internal and External Audit 2020/21

Each year the Parish Council’s Year End Accounts are audited by an Internal Auditor whose report is available to download here: Internal Audit 20_21

The Parish Council also publishes an Annual Governance and Accounting Statement which is externally audited because either payments or receipts exceed £25,000.  The Annual Governance and Accounting Statement 2020/21 is available to download here:  Annual governance & accounting 20-21

The Accounting Statement 2020/21 has been amended to be compliant with Practitioners’ Guide and is available to download here: RevisedAccountancyStatement_20_21

The External Auditor will receive the Internal Audit and Annual Governance & Accounting Returns for 2020/21.  They have issued the attached Certificate for 2019/20 – ExternalAuditorCert19_20  

During the 30 working day period Monday 14 June 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021 you can exercise your statutory right to inspect and to have copies of the Parish Council’s accounting records (2020/21).  Please contact the Clerk/RFO to make arrangements – tel no: 016977 41766 (voicemail available) or email:clerk@stcuthbertwithout.org.uk or use contact form on website.  Copies may incur a charge of 5p per copy.  Please note the Clerk/RFO works part time but will be back in touch as soon as possible.  For more details on your rights see attached – Exercise of Rights 2020_21