Budget and Finance

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

Coronavirus Lockdown

The Parish Council (in light of the advice on lockdown) decided to stop meeting and cancelled the Parish Council meeting due to take place on 26 March 2020.

Financial decisions are being made using the Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer’s delegated powers in Financial Regulations and Standing Orders.  The Clerk/RFO is exercising these powers in consultation with the full Council, Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Bank Reconciliations are continuing to be approved by the Parish Councillor who has this responsibility and who is not a cheque signatory.  Bank Reconciliations are shared with all Parish Councillors electronically.

Schedule of Payments are temporarily being prepared by the Clerk/RFO under her delegated powers  but instead of going to a Parish Council meeting are being shared electronically with all Members and the Schedule of Payments are being signed off by two Parish Councillor who are also cheque signatories.

On 1 April 2020 the following was processed for payment  Voucher Nos 56/1-67 – ScheduleOfPayments 20200401

On 1 April 2020 the following was processed for payment Voucher No 1 – Schedule of Payments April 20

On 23 May 2020 the following was processed for payment Voucher Nos 2-14 – ScheduleOfPayments 20200523

Budget 2020/21

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

The Budget for 2020/21 is available to download here:  Budget 20_21

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 (RFO) and these are available to download here.

ScheduleOfPayments 20200130

Schedule of Payments 20191128

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Schedule of Payments   250719

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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.

Q1 – 300619

Q2 – 300919

Q3 – 311219

Year End Accounts 2018/19

The Year End Accounts for 2018/19 are available to download here: YearEnd 201819

Internal and External Audit

Each year the Parish Council’s Year End Accounts are audited by an Internal Auditor whose report is available to download here: InternalAuditReport1819

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 2018/19 is available to download here:  AGAR18_19   explanation of variances 18_19  Bank Reconciliation 20190331  

The external audit has been completed and the notice of conclusion is available – AGARPKFClosure(Final)