Budgets, Accounts, Audit, Precept and Council Tax

The Council tax that you pay is broadly speaking made up of three components, each formed from the cost of the relevant services. Thus Hampshire County Council provides certain services, such as Education and non-Trunk roads, Winchester City Council (the District Council) provide certain other services, such as waste collection and subsidised transport, and the Parish Council (the Local Council) provide local services such as managing allotments, street lighting and maintenance of open spaces.

Each of these service providers charge for their services, and each have a corresponding component in the Council Tax bill that we all receive - this would typically be something like £1500, £275, £75 respectively, and this is collected by Winchester City Council on behalf of all three Councils. The last of these figures is the most important to us because it is set by the Parish Council.

Around December each year, every Parish in the country goes through an exercise of "setting the budget" for the following financial year. This basically means predicting how much money it needs to provide the required services for that year.

DOCUMENTS

Financial Year ending 31st March 2020

The Precept for 2019 - 20 can be found here and the Budget for 2019 - 20 can be found here

Financial Year ending 31st March 2019

The Precept for 2018 - 19 can be found here and the Budget for 2018 - 2019 can be found here

Lists of approved payments can be found in the Minutes of Parish Council meetings 

Financial Year ending 31st March 2018

Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return can be found here , here and here

Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return can be found here

Financial Risk Assessment for 2018 can be found here  and the Asset Register for 2018 can be found here

Budget for 2017 - 2018 can be found here

Financial Year ending 31st March 2017

Boarhunt Parish Council's (BPC) Financial Risk Assessment for Budget Year 2016 - 2017 can be found here 

BPC's Internal Audit Report and recommendations can be found here

BPC's Asset Register can be found here

BPC's Notice for the exercise of Public Rights to the Accounts for year ended 31st March 2017 can be found here

BPC's Notice of a summary of Electors' Rights can be found here

BPC's Final Accounts for year ended 31st March 2017 can be found here