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.

Budget 2022/2023: Please find a link below to the budget which was agreed by members at an Ordinary Meeting dated 17th Jan 22.  Please also find explanatory notes below if required.  The budget spreadsheet also includes the 3rd Quarter review and 4th Quarter estimates for 21/22.

The Council approved a Precept for the Financial Year 2022/2023 of £20,000.

Budget 1 Apr 22 – 31 Mar 23

Budget 1 Apr 22 – 31 Mar 23 Notes

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

The Council approved its Precept for the Financial Year 2021/22 at £20,000.

Budget 1 Apr 21 – 31 Mar 22 (Quarter 1 and 2 Review Completed)

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;

Covering Letter to Audit Wales 25 Jun 22

Fin. Gov Action Plan Response to Final Report

4. DONATIONS/GRANTS

You can see a list of grants made by the Community Council here. Donations/grants are generally considered at the March Council meeting. The Council’s Application Form for Financial Requests can be found by clicking the links below:

Application Form (Rev 22) WORD Version

Application Form (Rev 22) Pdf Version

5. STAFF COSTS

The Community Council has one paid employee.  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.