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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Finance

Annual Precept

Every year in December, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council agrees its budget and sets “precept” for the forthcoming year at at meeting of the Full Council. The precept is the element of the Council Tax which is raised and spent by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council to fund its services it provides. As a Parish Council, Royal Wootton Bassett does not receive any funding from Central Government, nor does it receive any rates from local businesses. For 2021/22, the precept is £211.63 per Band D property, which equates to an increase of £1.82 (0.86%) for the year, Click here to download a copy of the precept calculation.

Notice of Public Rights to unaudited accounts for year end 31st March 2021

Each year the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor. As it has yet to be reviewed by an appointed auditor it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any persons has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year 2020/2021 (which the audit relates to) and is made available to anyone who is interested in viewing these unaudited accounts. These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to the Acting Town Clerk commencing Monday 14 June 2021 and ending on Friday 23 July 2021. Please see notice for more information.

Annual Return

Each year the Council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor, an Annual Governance and Accountablity Return. Once the return has been approved by the External Auditor, it is published on the Council’s website. Please see links below for previous years’ returns and notices:

2020 – 2021    Notice of Public Rights of Unaudited Accounts year end 31st March 2021

2019 – 2020    Notice of Conclusion of Audit Accounts year end 31st March 2020    Notice of Public Rights of Unaudited Accounts year end 31st March 2020

2018 – 2019     Notice of Conclusion of Audit Accounts year end 31st March 2019

2017 – 2018     Notice of Conclusion of Audit Accounts year end 31st March 2018

2016 – 2017     Notice of Conclusion of Audit Accounts year end 31st March 2017

2015 – 2016     Notice of Conclusion of Audit Accounts year end 31st March 2016

The Annual Return 2019/20 includes the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements which have been subject to both Internal and External Audit. For 2019/20, the Internal Audit was performed by Lightatouch and the External Audit was performed by PKF Littlejohn LLP. The External Auditor’s Report and Certificate form part of the Annual Return.

Budget

The current year and the previous years’ budget are provided below:

2021/2022

2020/2021

2019/2020

2018/2019

2017/2018

Spending Over £500

The Local Government Transparency Code (May 2016) holds that it is recommended practice for parish and town councils to publish information relating to individual items of expenditure exceeding £500.

The 2021 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provided below:

The 2020 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

The 2019 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

The 2018 monthly statements of spending over £500 are provide below:

For all Finance queries please contact the Town Council by email: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk or ring 01793 850222.

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