Class 2 - What we Spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.

Current and previous financial year as a minimum.

Annual return form and report by auditor

    Audit Return for 2010/11 approved by Audit Commission without comment

    Audit Return for 2011/12 approved by Audit Commission without comment

    Audit Return for 2012/13: approved by Audit Commission; comment that assets be shown at purchase cost, with no depreciation

    Audit Return for 2013/14 approved by Audit Commission; comment that one-off supplementary grant from TVBC be included with ‘Other Receipts’ not with Precept

    Audit Return for 2014/15 approved by BDO LLP without comment

    Audit Return for 2015/16 approved by BDO LLP without comment

    Audit Return for 2016/17 approved by BDO LLP without comment

Copies of Returns and auditor's reports from 2001/02 onwards available from the Clerk.

Finalised Budget - opening balance at start of financial year

NB (opening balance at start of financial year): Figures are 'disposable' funds and do not include ring-fenced monies held for Parish Plan or the playground.

    2009/10 - £1,868

    2010/11 - £1,029

    2011/12 - £192

    2012/13 - £790

    2013/14 - £2,711

    2014/15 - £3,892

    2015/16 - £3,625

    2016/17 - £4,564

    2017/18 - £5,188

Precept

    2009/10 - £6,000

    2010/11 - £6,000

    2011/12 - £6,000

    2012/13 - £6,500

    2013/14 - £6,500

    2014/15 - £6,000

    2015/16 - £6,000

    2016/17 - £6,000

    2017/18 - £6,500

Borrowing Approval Letter

Not applicable

Financial Standing Orders and Regulations

As directed by Local Council Administration 7th edition chapters 13 to 18.  Copy held by Clerk.

The National Association of Local Councils Model Financial Regulations were adopted by the parish council on 25th June 2014.

Grants given and received - financial year 2016/17

Received: 2,000 from Henry Smith Charity
   
Given: £1,880 - Henry Smith Disbursements
  £100 - Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
  35 - Test Valley School Annual Prize for Pupil Achievement

Transparency Code

Items of expenditure above £100 to be reported under new Transparency Code regulations (FY 2016/17):

NALC/HALC annual subscription/levy £222
Newsletter printing £1,081
Cemetery maintenance/grass cutting £1,300
Hire of village hall for monthly PC meetings £120
Annual insurance £1,000
S137 expenditure £978
Street lights maintenance £464
Street lights electricity supply £293
Clerk’s annual fee £1,200
Tax to HMRC on Clerk's earnings £800

List of current contracts awarded and value of contract

  • Mr Ivan Gibson - Cemetery grass cutting and maintenance 1,300 per annum

  • Scottish and Southern Electric Contracting - Street light maintenance, variable amount taken by Direct Debit

Members' Allowances and Expenses

Payment of expenses for essential travel to represent the Council was agreed at the December 2008 Council meeting, but no councillor has to date made a claim.