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Budget and Finance

Contact the Clerk to The Council if you have any questions about the following:

The Budget 2021/22

The Parish Council agreed its annual budget at the ………. 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 to see on the agendas and minutes.

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.

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 £……  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

The explanation of variance and bank reconciliation for year 2020/2021 can be found here: 20-Bank-reconciliation-proforma 21-Explanation-of-variances-proforma 21-Explanation-of-variances-proforma


Please note that the period for exercising your right to inspect the accounting records (2020/21) is now closed. 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: 01234 56789 (voicemail available) or email:clerk@parish-council.online 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


The conclusion of Audit for 2020/21 is available here: Conclusion of Audit 2020/21