As part of the Parish Council's commitment to openness and transparency, the following financial documents can be viewed on this page:
For the Accounts relating to 2018-19 please view the relevant documents as listed below:
In accordance with The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 the accounting records for the financial year ending 31 March 2018, (which includes all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records) will be made available for inspection by any person interested, during a period of 30 working days set by the smaller authority and including the first 10 working days of July. The period set by the Responsible Financial Officer for Brantham for inspection for this year covers the period 11 June to 20 July 2018 inclusive.
To view further details on the dates of the period for the exercise of public rights please click here. For the detailed guide produced by the National Audit Office 'Local authority accounts: a guide to your rights' please click here.
Every smaller authority in England that either received gross income or incurred gross expenditure exceeding £25,000 must complete Part 3 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) at the end of each financial year in accordance with Proper Practices. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is made up of three parts, pages 3 to 6:
• The annual internal audit report is completed by the authority’s internal auditor.
• Sections 1 and 2 are to be completed and approved by the authority.
• Section 3 is completed by the external auditor and will be returned to the authority.
An authority, such as Brantham Parish Council, with either gross income or gross expenditure exceeding £25,000; or an authority with neither income nor expenditure exceeding £25,000, but which is unable to certify itself as exempt, or requesting a limited assurance review, must send to the appointed external auditor:
• the Annual Governance and Accountability Return Sections 1, 2 and 3, together with
• a bank reconciliation as at 31 March 2018
• an explanation of any significant year on year variances in the accounting statements
• your notification of the commencement date of the period for the exercise of public rights
• Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18
Once the external auditor has completed and is able to give an opinion on the limited assurance review, the Annual Governance and Accountability Return including Section 3 – External Auditor Report and Certificate will be returned to the authority.
For the Accounts relating to 2017 -2018 including those items listed above, please view the relevant documents as listed below:
|Annual Internal Audit Report from the AGAR||Annual Governance Statement from the AGAR|
|Unaudited Accounting statements from the AGAR||Annual Internal Audit Report for 2017-18|
|Year end bank reconciliation 31 March 2018||Variances for the year 2017-18|
|Asset Register 2017-18||Finalised Budget for 2017-18|
In accordance with "Governance and Accountability for Local Councils - a Practitioner's Guide", and in conjunction with the Council's Standing Order 17, each quarter the Parish Council receives a report which contains a comparison between the budget for the financial year, expenditure incurred to date along with any actual or potential overspends.This will allow the council to understand how its spending plans are proceeding and whether there will be any need to amend its expenditure plans.
|Budget versus Actual Expenditure Report for March 2017||Budget versus Actual Expenditure Report for December 2017|
|Budget Versus Actual Expenditure Report for September 2017||Budget Versus Actual Expenditure Report for June 2017|
The accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 were finalised at the Parish Council Meeting of 06 June 2017.
In accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2017 was completed on 23 August 2017 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors between 07 September 2017 - 21 September 2017.
You can see a copy of the NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT by clicking here.
To view the the audited Annual Return which summarizes the Council's expenditure click on the file below.