Our financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March. We agree an annual budget in January each year and also decide how much the annual Precept should be set at. We submit our annual accounts in the form of an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) to an external auditor. 

Key financial documents can be found below:

Audit 2020 - 2021

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020-2021

External Auditors Report 2020-2021

AGAR 2020-2021

Internal Audit Report 2020-2021

Exercise of electors rights 2020-2021

Year End Bank Reconciliation 2020-2021

Explanation of Variances 2020-2021

Audit 2019 - 2020

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019-2020

External Auditors Report 2019-2020

AGAR 2019-2020

Internal Audit Report 2019-2020

Exercise of electors rights 2019-2020

Year End Bank Reconciliation 2019-2020

Explanation of Variances 2019-2020

Audit 2018 - 2019

AGAR 2018 - 2019 

External auditors report 

Notice of conclusion of audit

Exercise of electors rights 2018-2019

Year End Bank Reconciliation 2018-2019

Explanation of Variances 2018-2019

Audit 2017 - 2018

Governance statement 2018

Accounting Statement 2018

Audit 2018

Rights of inspection 2018

Annual return documents relating to previous years can be obtained from the Clerk.

The Council Tax Precept


The precept is the parish council’s share of the council tax.  The precept demand goes to the billing authority, South Norfolk District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.  Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates.


Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do.