ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE EXCEEDING £100
Smaller authorities (including parish councils with a turnover not exceeding £25,000) are required to publish details of items of expenditure above £100. Scarisbrick Parish Council publishes a complete list of expenditure transactions in the minutes of council meetings.
PRECEPT and BUDGET
Scarisbrick Parish Council has set a precept of £14 for the financial year 2017/18. This represents a modest increase on the previous year’s figure which is within inflation. Last year Scarisbrick Parish Council’s precept was the third lowest of all the parish councils within West Lancashire, constituting about half the average figure.
The precept is based on the Council’s approved budget for the forthcoming financial year. This is a budget in which the Council is looking to be proactive in making improvements for the parish whilst restricting any increase to within that determined by inflation.
Scarisbrick Parish Council has two internal audits per year performed by an independent auditor. These are performed in the middle and at the end of each financial year.
The Council also undergoes mandatory external audit of its accounts and governance structure in the form of an Annual Return submitted at the end of the financial year. Documents from the last external audit (2015/2016) can be accessed below:
2016-2017 ANNUAL AUDIT
2015-2016 ANNUAL AUDIT