Statement of Accounts
Financial Regulations (PDF, 307 Kb)
The Parish Council raises revenue to meet its spending requirements principally by issuing a 'Precept'. This is the total amount to be raised through the Council Tax from all the dwellings within the Parish area. The Precept is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added on to the Council Tax bill
At least from 1 July 2015 and thereafter not less than annually and not later than 1 July in the year immediately following the accounting year to which it relates, Councils should publish certain information in accordance with the Transparency Code requirements.
The government introduced two transparency codes. The codes apply to larger councils with an annual turnover of above £200,000 and smaller councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000. Houghton on the Hill Parish Council's turnover generally exceeds £25,000 but is beneath the £200,000 threshold. The National Association of Local Councils encourages all local councils with turnovers of less than £200,000 per year to comply with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities (i.e. with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000). Houghton on the Hill Parish Council complies with that code.
The information is the most recent available. Please use the Document Management System to search for earlier financial data.
Please use the links below to view information in accordance with the Transparency Code requirements.
Expenditure Transactions above £100 2021/22 (PDF, 66 Kb)
This information satisfies the requirement of the Transparency Code to publish all transactions/items of expenditure above £100
Information for previous years can be accessed by searching on the Document Management page.
Accounts for year ended 31 March 2021
The Parish Council is required to publish certain information in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The relevant documents and notices can be accessed below.
This extract from the Annual Governance and Accountability Return satisfies the requirement to publish the Annual Governance Statement. The statement has been approved and signed by the Responsible Financial Officer and the Chairman of the meeting approving the statement of accounts.
This extract from the Annual Governance and Accountability Return satisfies the requirement to publish the Statement of Accounts (Section 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return), accompanied by a signed declaration to the effect that the statement of accounts as published is unaudited and may be subject to change.
This extract from the Annual Governance and Accountability Return satisfies the requirement to publish the External Audit Report and Certificate (Section 3 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return).