Finances

On this page you can view, the Budget, Annual Governance and Accountability Return, Internal Audit reports, Lists of Payments.  You may have to scroll down to see some of these.

The Council's finances are regularly monitored by Councillors at Parish Council meetings.  The minutes of the Council meetings can be accessed from the menu on the left.

In this Council the Parish Clerk is the 'Responsible Finance Officer' managing and administering the Council's financial affairs.

 

The Council starts its preparation of the Budget in November, finalising the budget in January and setting the Precept - the total amount required from parish residents.  The share from each property is included in the Council Tax collection by Epping Forest District Council.  Summary information is normally published in the Newsletter, full details are below:

Budget 2019-2020

Budget 2018-2019

Budget 2017-2018

Budget 2016-2017

Budget 2015-2016

Budget 2014-2015

 

The rules for how the Council manages its finances are set out in Financial Regulations, please see the Policies menu option.

 

The Council is subject to audit both internal and external, reports of which are included in a document which is now called the Annual Governance and Accountability Return, see below.  There is a separate internal audit report for the Council which can also be viewed below:

 

Financial Year 2018-2019

For the year ended 31 March 2019 the Council was below the threshold for sending full details to the External Auditor.  However the end of year documents were still completed and a 'Certificate of Exemption' sent to the External Auditor.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Exempt Authority) - Accounts for Year Ended 31 March 2019

Internal Audit

 

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2017-18

Notice of conclusion of Audit Governance and Accountability Return to 31 March 2018

Explanation of Variances      Internal Audit Reports

 

Annual Return March 2017 - Notice of Conclusion of audit and Annual Return

                                    - Explanation of Variances

Annual Return March 2016 with Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Return March 2015

Annual Return March 2014

 

The Council produces an Annual Report which includes Payments and Receipts, or Income & Expenditure, for the past year and can be viewed under the Annual Report menu option.  Lists of payments for each year can be viewed below.

LISTS OF PAYMENTS

List of Payments 2017-2018

List of Payments 2016-2017

List of Payments 2015-2016