Financial Pages

Here you will be able to read about your Parish Council’s Finances, the rules we work within and what we do with the money we receive.

The content will be updated and added to from time to time.

Bradpole PC Financial Regulations Amended 6th August 2015

Parish Council Finances – Your Rights

And from the National association of Local Councils (NALC):

The 2017 Good Councillors Guide on Finance and Transparency

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Monthly income and expenditure details together with the Parish Council’s bank and investment balances are reported at each meeting of the council and detailed in the meeting minutes.  This information may be found in the council  MINUTES

Interim Financial Reports are published here pending the publication of audited annual accounts which may be found at the foot of this page

 

Each autumn Parish Councillors agree a budget for the following financial year and after adjustments the resulting figure (Precept) is submitted to West Dorset District Council and forms part of the calculation of the Council Tax rate.

The Bradpole Parish Council Precept receivable in 2017 – 2018 amounts to £29151.

The Budget for 2017 – 2018 is here: Precept & Budget 2017-2018

The Precept for 2017 – 2018 reflects a modest increase compared to several Parish Councils in West Dorset. In a statement to Parliament in Dec 2016 the Minister for Communities & Local Government indicated  that additional responsibilities will be handed down to Parish Councils and that future precepts may be increased as a direct result of those responsibilities. At Bradpole Parish Council we have a team monitoring those developments and will publish information when it is made available.

Financial Report July 2017

Financial Report October 2017

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2018 ~ 2019

The draft Budget for 2018 ~ 2019 has been agreed by councillors and will now be submitted to West Dorset District Council.

Here’s the draft budget and notes showing a comparison withe recent years:

Precept Budget 2018 ~ 2019

The draft budget provides for a possible contribution to a Community Bus Service currently under appraisal. We have also taken into account the possible additional responsibilities that may devolve to the Parish as outlined by the UK Govt (above).

 

RESERVES

Apart from long-term and fixed assets Bradpole Parish Council maintains a balance of cash reserves. The prudent management of the Council ensures that these reserves include an amount at least equal to each year’s annual precept.

Additional reserves are held to enable the Council, when necessary, to replace or refurbish assets.

 

Previous years’ externally audited reports are here:

2016 ~ 2017

Year End Financial Report March 2017

External Auditor Report & Cert. 2016 ~ 2017

Accounting Statements 2016 ~ 2017

External Auditor Report & Cert. 2016 ~ 2017

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2016 ~ 2017

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2015 ~ 2016

Audit & Governance Statements 2015 ~ 2016

Audit Conclusion Notice 2016

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2014 ~ 2015

External Audit Accounting Statement 2014 ~ 2015

Annual Governance Statement 2014 – 2015

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2013 ~ 2014

External Audit and Accounting Statement 2013 / 2014

Annual Governance Statement 2013/2014

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2012 ~ 2013

Accounting Statement 2012 / 2013

External Audit Report 2012 / 2013

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For information about openness and accountability visit our Freedom of Information Act page.

For hard copies or additional information please contact the Parish Clerk