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.

DOCUMENTS

FINANCES

 

The Parish Council financial year begins on the 1st April and finishes on the 31st March each year.

At each meeting the Councillors approve the payments to be made following the meeting and every other month Councillors will receive and approve a bank reconciliation.

Financial Statements

June 2021 Financial Statement

July 2021 Financial Statement

Annual Accounts

 

Receipts Payments Year Ending 31st March 2021

Bank Reconciliation Year Ending 31st March 2021

 

Notes to Accounts Year Ending 31st March 2021

 

Asset Register Year Ending 31st March 2021

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.

Notice of the period for the Exercise of Public Rights 2021

Internal Auditor's Report 2020-21

 

Annual Internal Audit Report 2020-21

Certificate of Exemption 2020-21

 

Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2020-21

 

Section 2 Accounting Statements

2020-21

 

Explanation of Significant Variances

The Council Tax Precept

 

The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough 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. 

Council Tax Precept

Copies of documents are available from the Clerk upon request.