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Welcome to the Sutton Parish Council website!

Your online resource for the village of Sutton

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Finance

The Parish Council is a local government body, and can only do that which it is empowered to do by law. Anything else, no matter how apparently justifiable or useful will be beyond the powers of the council ('ultra vires').

The Accounts and Audit Regulations (England) 2011 refer to the need of the council to follow 'proper practices'. The council follows the guidance of the ODPM - A Practitioners Guide. The Parish Council is required, by section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972, to appoint a responsible financial officer. This role is held by the Clerk to the Council. All accounts and procedures are administered by the Full Council, and are under the scrutiny of an Internal Auditor, and externally audited by Littlejohn LLP.  Accountants).

Accounting requirements

Sutton Parish Council is banded into Group B for audit purposes and undertakes an Intermediate Audit. The year end accounts are converted to Income and Expenditure each year for this purpose.

The Accounts, books and documents are available for public inspection each year as part of the External Audit.

Further details related to the Accounts can be found here

Budgets

2020/2021 Parish Council Budget

The 2020/2021 Parish Council budget was agreed by the Parish Council on the 14th January 2020 and comes into effect on 1st April 2020.  The agreed budget can be viewed by clicking here.  A presenation providing an overview of the budget was also given at this meeting and can be viewed by clicking here.

2019-2020 Parish Council Budget

The 2019-2020 Parish Council Budget was agreed by the Parish Council on Tuesday 8th January 2019 and comes into effect on 1st April 2019. The agreed budget can be viewed by clicking here. A presentation providing an overview of the draft budget was also given at the Parish Council meeting and that can be viewed by clicking here.

2018-2019 Parish Council Budget

The 2018-2019 Parish Council Budget was agreed by the Parish Council on Tuesday 9th January 2017 and comes into effect on 1st April 2018. The agreed budget can be viewed by clicking here. A presentation providing an overview of the draft budget was also given at the Parish Council meeting and that can be viewed by clicking here.

Note that the grant provided by East Cambridgeshire District Council in 2013-14 was reduced over subsequent years and has now been removed entirely for 2017-18 and future years.

The table below lists recent Precept, Grant and Council Tax figures for the Parish Council;

Financial Year Precept Grant Council Tax
2008-2009 £124,978 - £95.76
2009-2010 £130,000 - £94.01
2010-2011 £130,000 - £94.05
2011-2012 £166,500 - £120.15
2012-2013 £131,000 - £93.42
2013-2014 £119,183 £11,817 £93.42
2014-2015 £119,671 £8,863 £93.42
2015-2016 £122,822 £5,908 £95.40
2016-2017 £125,422 £2,954 £95.40
2017-2018 £128,376 £0 £96.93
2018-2019 £131,721 £0 £98.34
2019-2020 £136,054 £0

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Parish Council Budgets for Previous Years

The budgets for last seven years can be found here

Year End Accounts

 

YEAR END ACCOUNTS 31ST MARCH 2019

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council have audited the accounts to the year end 31st March 2019.  Please click here for the notice of completion of audit, and sections 1,2 and 3 of the annual return.

Notice of apppointment of date for the exercise of electors' rights.  Click here

Year End Accounts 31st March 2018

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council have audited the accounts to the year end 31st March 2018.  Please click here for the notice of completion of audit, and sections 1,2 and 3 of the annual return.

Please click here for the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return for Sutton Parish Council

Year End Accounts 31st March 2017

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council have audited the accounts to the year end 31st March 2016.  Please click here for the notice of completion of audit, and sections 1,2 and 3 of the annual return. (30th August 2017).

Year End Accounts 31st March 2016

Litlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council have audited the accounts to the year end 31st March 2016. Click here for the notice of completion.  To view the 3 sections of the annual return click section 1, section 2, section 3. (30th August 2016)

Year End Accounts 31st March 2015

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council are audited the year end 31st March 2015 accounts.  Click here for the notice of completion. To view the completed Annual Return form, please click here (21st September 2015).

Year End Accounts 31st March 2014

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council are audited the year end 31st March 2014 accounts.  Click here for the notice of completion. To view the completed Annual Return form, please click here (22nd September 2014).

Year End Accounts 31st March 2013

Littlejohn LLP, the external auditor to the parish council are audited the year end 31st March 2013 accounts.  Click here for the notice of compeltion. To view the completed Annual Return form, please click here (31st March 2014).

Year End Accounts 31st March 2012

Moore Stephens, the external auditor to the parish council audited the year end 31st March 2012 accounts.  Click here for the notice of completion.  To view the completed Annual Return form, please click here.  (3rd October 2012).

Further details of the Accounts can be found here