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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

 

Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. We agree an annual budget in January each year and also decide how much the annual Precept should be set at. We submit our annual accounts in the form of an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) to the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn.

All the Councils finances and procedures are fully audited annually by an external party.

2023-24 Financial Year

AGAR pages 1 to 5

2022-23 Financial Year

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

External Auditor Report and Certificate

AGAR pages 1 to 5

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return 

2021-22 Financial Year

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

External Auditor Report and Certificate

AGAR pages 1 to 5

Notice of Public Public Rights and Publication 

2020-21 Financial Year

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

AGAR and Notice of Public Rights and Publication 

Apply to the Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer. for copies of previous yearly papers.

2024/2025 Precept

Have you noticed a small entry on your council tax bill from GYBC called the precept?  This is the amount of money the Parish Council asks GYBC for each year, which is spent on providing services to the village at a local level. 

The amount of the precept you pay, via GYBC, depends on whether you occupy a band A, B, C, D etc dwelling.

From 1 April 2024, the Parish Council has called for an increase in the precept due to the higher cost of providing services, utility bills etc.  The band D precept will be £36.84, which is an increase of £4.76 PER YEAR. All other band properties are proportionate. GYBC pay the precept to the Parish Council in two half yearly instalments.

The Council Tax Precept

 

The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Great Yarmouth 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. 

British Pound Coins

Copies of documents are available from the Clerk upon request.

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