The Parish Council maintains a set of policies and procedures to help carry its duties out effectively and to comply with regulations. These documents are reviewed and updated where required. Copies are available on request from the Clerk.

DOCUMENTS

FINANCES

2022-23 Financial Year

Qtr. 1 Financial Report

2021-22 Financial Year

AGAR Annual return including:

Internal Auditor Report

Section 1

Section 2

Variance Report June 22

Notice of Public Rights

CIL Report

Year End Financial Report

Qtr 3 Financial Report

 

2020-21 Financial Year

Notice of conclusion of Audit

Audited Accounts Section 1

Audited Accounts Section 2

Audited Accounts Section 3 

2019-20 Financial Year

AGAR Annual Return as approved

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Internal Auditors Report 19/20

The Council Tax Precept

 

The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Breckland District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.  Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. 

 

Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do. 

Internal Audit

 

An Internal Auditor is appointed each year to review the accounts and all aspects of internal control.  The internal auditor is an independent and competent person appointed by the Council and cannot be involved in any business with the council or a serving member of the council.  The internal auditor must report to the Council and sign a report on the Annual Return to confirm that the councils system of control is in place and operating.

External Audit

 

The Parish Council must approve the accounts and Annual Return on or before the 30th June, so that these are received by the External Auditor by the first week in July.

 

The annual return presents for electors and local taxpayer’s the councils accounting statements and governance arrangements in the year and the external auditors opinion on them.

 

The external audit is the process by which an auditor, reviews the councils annual return and other documents as required and reports to the council and electors.  The law requires the external audit to be carried out to ensure that the risks to public money have been managed.  The Audit Commission appoints auditors for all parishes in a county (known as external auditors) to review the councils annual return.