Financial Information

By scrolling down, you can refer to the following:-

  1. Precept and Budget
  2. Income and Expenditure
  3. Annual Return and Audits
  4. Donations
  5. Staff Costs
  6. Assets
  7. Councillor’s Allowances & Expenses
  8. Financial Regulations

1. PRECEPT AND BUDGET 

Precept: The Community Council finances its activities from part of the council tax (the Precept) paid by households in Llansteffan and Llanybri Wards.

The Council approved its precept for the financial year 2021/22 at £20,000.

Budget 2021/2022:   Please find a link to the budget below.

Budget 1 Apr 21 – 31 Mar 22 Agreed 18th Jan 21

2. INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer keeps detailed Income and Expenditure records for every month and financial year. All expenditure is approved by the Council and listed in the Minutes of the monthly Council meetings.

3. ANNUAL RETURN AND AUDITS

You can download copies of annual returns here;

4. DONATIONS/GRANTS

You can see a list of grants made by the Council under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 in 2014 and 2015 here. Donations are generally considered at the February Council meeting. The Council’s Application Form for Financial Requests can be found Application Form (Rev Dec 20)

Section 137 permits a local council to spend on activities for which it has no other specific powers if the council considers that the expenditure is in the interests of and will bring direct benefit to its area or any part of it or all of some of its inhabitants, providing the benefit is commensurate with the expenditure. Councils are also permitted to incur expenditure for certain charitable purposes.

5. STAFF COSTS

Total staff costs for each month are shown in the Expenditure Records and Minutes and total annual staff costs are listed in the Annual Return (above).

The Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer is paid according to the scales agreed by the National Joint Council. In September 2020, the Council decreased the paid contractual hours of the Clerk from fifteen to ten hours per week.

6. ASSETS

You can see a list of Council assets here.

7. COUNCILLOR’S EXPENSES

Our community councillors are unpaid and receive no allowances, although travel and subsistence expenses can be reimbursed. The Chair can claim a small annual allowance for meeting his/her expenses as Chair.

Section 151 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 requires that local councils must publish the remuneration received by councillors on an annual basis. This information must appear on the Council website and notice boards, as well as being submitted to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales by 30th September.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION – MEMBER’S PAYMENTS 2020/2021

Councillor’s Expenses & Consumables             £0.00

Councillor’s Travel Costs                                        £0.00

Councillor’s Subsistence Expenses                   £0.00

Councillor’s Attendance Allowance                   £0.00

Councillor’s Financial Loss Allowance              £0.00

Chairman’s Allowance                                         £150.00

8. FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

The Council’s Financial Regulations were approved and adopted on 15th February 2021 and can be found Financial Regulations Feb 2021.

If you have any questions about the Council’s finances, please contact us.