Budget / Accounts

Sutton-in-Craven Parish Council accounts are subject to an internal audit by an independant accountant. The internal auditor looks for areas of financial risk and signs a report on the annual return (required by law) to confirm that the system of control is working.

The government requires yet another audit to be carried out. The Audit Commission appoints auditors for all parishes in the country (known as external auditors) to carry out the final check. All but the largest councils with an annual turnover of £500.000 must complete a document called the annual return to confirm everything is in order. Different signed statements including the annual return assure the external auditor that the annual return accuratley represents the financial management of the council. 

NOTICE OF ALTERATION TO THE PERIOD OF EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS TO INSPECT THE COUNCIL’S ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020

Sections 25 to 27 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 contain provisions giving interested persons and local government electors certain rights of inspection of the accounts and accounting records. Local government electors may also question the auditor about the accounting records and make an objection to the auditor.

The rights in Sections 26 and 27 must normally be exercised within a period of 30 working days, including the first 10 working days of July.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government has introduced The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. Among other provisions, these still require a local council to set a 30 working-day period for the Exercise of Public Rights, but the council is now permitted to delay this, starting on or before 1 September 2020.

A further notice giving opportunity for the Exercise of Public Rights to inspect the Council’s accounts will be displayed in due course.

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Budget/Precept

The Parish Council Precept for 2020/2021 is £60.55 per annum for Band D property.

Agreed at the Council Meeting on 6th January 2020.

The Parish Council Precept for 2019/2020 is £59.77 per annum for Band D property.

Agreed at the Council Meeting on 3rd December 2018.

The Parish Council Precept for 2018/2019 is £59.61 per annum for Band D property.

Agreed at the Council Meeting on 8th January 2018.