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Financial Information

Audit 2019-2020

Annual Internal Audit Report 2019-2020

Notice of conclusion of AGAR 2019-2020

Please note that as Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council is a 'smaller authority' the AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO's Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

15 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD

sba@pkf-littlejohn.com


Annual Accounts and Annual Returns

For further details of the annual accounts and returns please contact the Clerk. Annual Returns will remain on the website for 5 years.

Audited accounts and reports 2015-2016 to 2018-2019



Financial reference documents


Background to Parish Council finances

The parish precept maintains Wye's Public WCs, and many other facilities

Budget and Precept

For details of the Parish Council's budget for the current financial year please contact the Clerk.

Parish Grants

For details of about eligibility for Parish Council grants to support local voluntary organisations and events for local benefit, please contact the Clerk.

Potential applicants please note:

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council Section gives financial support to several local organisations, however its ability to do this is limited by both its budget and the law.

Section 137 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA72) is a statutory power. This only gives the Parish Council the power 'to incur expenditure for purposes not otherwise authorised.' within a strict limit, calculated on the number of electors in the parish. The Parish Council may only use this power when there is no other specific power available; it is therefore a 'power of last resort'. Furthermore, the Parish Council may only use the power to benefit some or all parish inhabitants, not an individual. Nor can S.137 be applied retrospectively.

The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 amended LGA72 S137 to stipulate that the amount of expenditure and the public benefit must be 'proportionate'.

S137 payments are index-linked under LGA72 Schedule 12B and rise annually. The national figure for the 2020 - 2021 financial year is £8.32 per elector. The annual S137 budget for the parish is capped and calculated by multiplying £8.32 by the total number on the electoral role on 1st April each year. The Parish Council's financial records must show a separate account for S137 spending. Source: NALC Briefing LO4-14 December 2014

Example:

The Parish Council makes an annual donation of £75 to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal for a wreath to lay at the Remembrance Day service in Wye. This is an example of 'proportionate expenditure' under S137.

Last updated: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:19