End of Year Accounts & Audit 2021 - 22
Notice of Exercise of Public Rights 2021 22 (PDF, 196 Kb)
This notice of the exercise of public rights for the accounts of 2021 - 22
End of Year Accounts & Audit 2020 2021
Conclusion of Audit 2020 21 (PDF, 418 Kb)
The notice of the conclusion of the audit process for year end 2020 21
External Auditor Report YE 2020 21 (PDF, 164 Kb)
Year end 2020/21 external auditor report
AGAR 2020 21 (PDF, 1.6 Mb)
Annual Governance and Accountability Return for year end 2020/21 (AGAR)
Bank Reconciliation 2020 21 (PDF, 73 Kb)
Bank Reconciliation for year end 2020 21
Period for the exercise of public rights 2020 21 (PDF, 189 Kb)
Exercise of public rights notice
End of Year Accounts and Audit 2019-20
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019 20 (PDF, 347 Kb)
This notice advises the audit is concluded and available to the public.
AGAR 2019 20 Sec 3 External Auditor Report (PDF, 141 Kb)
Section 3 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for 2019 20
AGAR 2019 20 Secs 1 and 2 (PDF, 1.6 Mb)
Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2019 20
Exercise of Public Rights Notice 2019-20 (PDF, 136 Kb)
Notice advising the exercise of public rights.
Bank Reconcillation Year End 2019 20 (Excel Spreadsheet, 28 Kb)
Year End bank rec 2019 20
The Precept is the element of your Council Tax that is paid to Witherley Parish Council.
Every year, the Parish Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are then submitted to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council. HBBC co-ordinate the other demands from Leicestershire County Council, Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April that year.
The Parish Council will agree the budget for the year usually at the December meeting, by latest the January meeting.
From the budget discussions the Council decides the level of Precept to request from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, this is agreed at the January meeting, and the formal application made to HBBC by the end of that month (or earlier if stated by HBBC).
The Parish publishes a monthly list of payments made in the Finance section of the Minutes each month. These can be viewed in documents
Councillor Expenses & Payments
In England, a local council may pay a basic allowance for each year to its chairman only or to each of its elected Councillors (but not to Councillors who have been co-opted). The amount paid to the chairman may differ from that of other Councillors (i.e. a higher sum may be paid in light of the extra duties and responsibilities that are required of the chairman) but otherwise the sum shall be the same for each Councillor.
A basic allowance paid to a Councillor is not a salary but it is treated by HMRC as taxable income. A council is obliged to deduct income tax, where appropriate, under the PAYE system. A council may also pay Councillors and co-opted Councillors travelling and subsistence allowances.
The payment of Councillors' allowances is subject to a cumbersome statutory process which involves a local remuneration (independent of the local council) panel, whose role is to make recommendations as to the level of the various allowances that a council can pay.
As an alternative to paying the chairman or all Councillors an allowance, a council in England and Wales has a separate power in the Local Government Act 1972 (s.15 p5) to make payments to the Chairman which allow him to meet the expenses associated with his special office; phone calls, meetings with the clerk, or other chairman/third parties while representing the council, or other expenses for hospitality at events. Where a council has decided the annual budget for a chairman's allowance it must also decide when it will make such payments e.g. on demand, quarterly or biannually.
Many councils do not pay allowances and for those that do it is usually a rather modest sum.
Witherley Parish Council does not pay Councillors or the chairman any allowance, it does however pay the HMRC travelling subsistence rate of 45p per mile for journeys undertaken for council business, and remunerates any authorised expenditure incurred on behalf of the council.
All audited accounts detailing all council expenditure and income are available to be viewed on this website, and in person at certain times of the year advertised here and on notice boards by law.
Councillor Expenses 2015 16 (PDF, 148 Kb)
Summary of expenses paid to Councillors during 2015/16
Councillor Expenses 2016 17 (PDF, 159 Kb)
Expenses paid to Councillors during 2016/17
Councillor Expenses 2017 18 (PDF, 155 Kb)
Expenses paid to Councillors in 2017/18
Councillor Expenses 2018 19 (PDF, 165 Kb)
Expenses paid to Councillors during 2018/19
Councillor Expenses Paid 2019 20 (PDF, 88 Kb)
A list of cheques and amounts paid to Councillors during the financial year 2019 20
Councillor Expenses Paid 2020 21 (PDF, 87 Kb)
A Table of expenses claimed by individual councillors and the annual total for Witherley PC Councillors during the 2020 to 21 financial year
Financial Regulations 2020 (PDF, 266 Kb)
Approved by full council on 14th May 2020