Precept for 2018 – 2019
At the meeting on December 6th 2017 the Parish Council agreed its budget for the financial year 2018 – 2019 and has requested a precept of £3,000 from North Devon Council who collect it through the Council Tax. The Council will also receive a Parish Grant of £226 from North Devon Council towards running the play area and the grant the Parish Council gives to East Anstey PCC for the upkeep of the Church Yard. There will also be a Council Tax Support Grant of £61.33 which comes from the government but is paid through NDC. The Band D rate for the parish will be £28.77.
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, internal drainage boards, charter trustees and port health authorities, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in this Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.
Annual Accounts, Annual Governance Statement, Internal Auditor’s Report, Explanation of Variances and Year End Bank Reconciliations