Audit & Financial Information

 Hawthorn Parish Council


Chairman : Cllr. Alan Askew


Parish Clerk : Lesley Swinbank  MBA, Fellow SLCC

      Springwell House, Sedgefield, Co. Durham. TS21 2HS

01740 622429

   

clerk@hawthornparish.co.uk

Annual and Monthly Financial Information

2020 / 2021

The financial year runs from April 1st until 31st March of the next year.


Hawthorn Parish Council is funded directly through a precept  collected via the Council Tax on the residents of Hawthorn. The precept for 2020 / 2021 is £8,500   representing a Band D Council Tax of £42.37


The expenditure for the Parish Council includes the salary of the Parish Clerk, grants and donations to local groups, local events and general maintenance of the open spaces and play area.


All financial information for 2020 / 2021  will be added during the financial year.

These are updated each month after being approved for payment by the Parish Council at their monthly meeting.

Audit

The Council accounts are examined by the Internal Auditor every year at the end of the finacial year but as the Parish Council has neither income nor expenditure over £25,000 it now is able to certify the council as exempt each year from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015.


The accounts must still be approved by full council and the  AGAR (Annual Governance and Accountability Return) competed and published on this website. Full details are shown below.


Financial Information

The Council prepares its estimates / budgets each year in November / December ready to set the precept in January and also prepares a financial plan.

In addition the Council must carry out a financial risk assessment for each year.

This can be viewed here


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