Dunton Bassett Parish Council

Serving the people of Dunton Bassett

Clerk: Helen Denton-Stacey
Dunton Bassett Village Hall
Bennett Hill, Dunton Bassett
Leics LE17 5JJ

Financial Information

The Parish Council sets a budget each year and this is largely funded from the Coucnil Tax. Council Tax is charged on each property in a parish, and is seen on your annual Council Tax bill. It is used to fund all the activities that a Parish Council undertakes for the benefit of the community. The County Council, District Council, Police and Fire Service also fund themselves through the Council Tax.

At the end of each financial year, the Parish Council is required, in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, to complete an Annual Return setting out its Accounting Statements and an Annual Governance Statement. These statements and their supporting documentation are audited by the Council's Internal Auditor and an External Auditor currently appointed by the government.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2020-2021

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 at the end of each financial year in accordance with Proper Practices. 2.

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. 3. The authority must approve Section 1, Annual Governance Statement, before approving Section 2, Accounting Statements, and both must be approved and published before 2 July 2021. 4. An authority 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 is requesting a limited assurance review, must return to the external auditor by email or post (not both):
• the Annual Governance and Accountability Return Sections 1 and 2, together with • a bank reconciliation as at 31 March 2021 • an explanation of any significant year on year variances in the accounting statements • notification of the commencement date of the period for the exercise of public rights • Annual Internal Audit Report 2020/21

Audit 2020-2021

Conclusion of audit notice 2020-2021

Audit 2019-2020

Audit 2018-2019

Internal Audit Report 2018-2019

Precept and Budget

The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Dunton Bassett Parish Council.

Every year, the Parish Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are usually finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to Harborough District Council (HDC).HDC co-ordinates the other demands from Leicestershire County Council, the Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April of that year.

The precept for 2017-2018 is set and agreed at £7,170.00

The precept for 2018-2019 is set and agreed at £9,851

The precept for 2019-2020 is set and agreed at £10,981.00

The precept for 2020-2021 is set and agreed at £12,390.00

The precept for 2021-2022 is set and agreed at £12,890.00

Accounts and Financial Statement 2018-2019

Included in this pack:

Bank Reconciliation
Receipts & Payments Summary
Asset Register
Notes to the Accounts

Items of expenditure above £100

Expenditure 2020-2021

Grant Applications

Risk Assessment policy

Standing Orders Adopted May 2021

Financial Regulations adopted May 2021