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 & FINANCE
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.
Our External Auditor is PKF Littlejohn who are appointed by the Government.
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.
Keeping your data safe and increasing transparency are important to us. Our Privacy Notice explains how we use your personal information and how you can exercise your privacy rights.
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.
Copies of documents are available from the Clerk upon request.