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 2021-2022

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22 Form 2 To be completed only by Local Councils, Internal Drainage Boards and other smaller authorities* where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure was £25,000 or less, that meet the qualifying criteria, and that wish to CERTIFY themselves as EXEMPT from a limited assurance review Guidance notes on completing Form 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2021/22 1. Every smaller authority in England where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure was £25,000 or less must, following the end of each financial year, complete Form 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return in accordance with Proper Practices, unless the authority: a) does not meet the qualifying criteria for exemption; or b) does not wish to certify itself as exempt 2. Smaller authorities where the higher of all gross annual income or gross annual expenditure does not exceed £25,000 and that meet the qualifying criteria as set out in the Certificate of Exemption are able to declare themselves exempt from sending the completed Annual Governance and Accountability Return to the external auditor for a limited assurance review provided the authority completes: a) The Certificate of Exemption, page 3 and returns a copy of it to the external auditor either by email or by post (not both) no later than 30 June 2022. Failure to do so will result in reminder letter(s) for which the Authority will be charged £40 +VAT for each letter; and b) The Annual Governance and Accountability Return (Form 2) which is made up of: • Annual Internal Audit Report (page 4) must be completed by the authority's internal auditor. • Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement (page 5) must be completed and approved by the authority. • Section 2 – Accounting Statements (page 6) must be completed and approved by the authority. NOTE: Authorities certifying themselves as exempt SHOULD NOT send the completed Annual Governance and Accountability Return to the external auditor. 3. The authority must approve Section 1 Annual Governance Statement before approving Section 2 Accounting Statements and both must be approved and published on the authority website/webpage before 1 July 2022.

AUDIT 2021-2022

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 March 2022

Financial Regulations Adopted March 2022

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