Finance

The Parish Council is a local government body, and can only do that which it is empowered to do by law. Anything else, no matter how apparently justifiable or useful will be beyond the powers of the council ('ultra vires').

The Accounts and Audit Regulations (England) 2011 refer to the need of the council to follow 'proper practices'. The council follows the guidance of the ODPM - A Practitioners Guide. The Parish Council is required, by section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972, to appoint a responsible financial officer. This role is held by the Clerk to the Council. All accounts and procedures are administered by the Full Council, and are under the scrutiny of an Internal Auditor, and externally audited by Littlejohn LLP.

Accounting requirements

Sutton Parish Council is banded into Group B for audit purposes and undertakes an Intermediate Audit. The year end accounts are converted to Income and Expenditure each year for this purpose.

The Accounts, books and documents are available for public inspection each year as part of the External Audit.

Budget 

 

 

2021-2022 Parish Council Budget

The budget was agreed by the Parish Council on Tuesday 12th January 2021 and comes into effect on 1st April 2021.

The agreed budget
A presentation providing an overview of the draft budget

2020-2021 Parish Council Budget

The budget was agreed by the Parish Council on Tuesday 14th January 2020 and comes into effect on 1st April 2020.

The agreed budget
A presentation providing an overview of the draft budget

2019-2020 Parish Council Budget

The budget was agreed by the Parish Council on Tuesday 8th January 2019 and comes into effect on 1st April 2019.

The agreed budget
A presentation providing an overview of the draft budget

The table below lists recent Precept, and Council Tax (Band D) figures for the Parish Council;

2020 - 2021
Precept - £138,775
Council Tax - £102.32
2019 - 2020
Precept - £136,054
Council Tax - £100.35 
2018 - 2019
 Precept - £131,721
 Council Tax - £98.34

Year End Accounts