Hordle Parish Council regularly reviews its working practices to ensure it operates within a legal, moral and safe framework.
Its policies are reviewed and published in accordance with current legislation.
Every year in January, Hordle Parish Council agrees its budget and sets its ‘precept’ for the forthcoming year at a meeting of the Full Council. The precept is the element of the Council Tax which is raised and spent by Hordle Parish Council to fund the services it provides. As a Parish Council does not receive any funding from Central Government, nor does it receive any rates from local businesses.
Quarterly Budget Out-turn Report:
Each year the Hordle Parish Council is required to complete and submit to its external auditor, an Annual Governance and Accountability Return. Once the return has been approved by the External Auditor, it is published on the Council’s website.
The Annual Return 2021-22 includes the Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements which have been subject to both Internal and External Audit. The Internal Audit is performed by Fair Account and the External Audit is performed by PKF Littlejohn LLP. The External Auditor’s Report and Certificate form part of the Annual Return.
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Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which can be levied by local
authorities on new developments in their constituencies to help them deliver the infrastructure provision needed to support these areas. In accordance with Regulations 59A and 59B of the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019, New Forest District Council, as the local authority, must pay 15% of the levy collected to the relevant Parish Council.
Hordle Parish Council must use the receipts passed to it by New Forest District Council to support the development of the parish council’s area by funding the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure. Regulation 121B requires a Parish Council to prepare an annual report for any financial year in which it receives CIL receipts.
Click on the link to view the CIL report: CIL Monitoring Report October 2021-22
Payments Over £500
The Local Government Transparency Code (May 2016) holds that it is recommended practice for Parish Councils to publish information relating to individual items of expenditure exceeding £500 on a quarterly basis. This information will be published following the end of each quarter, a maximum of one month after the quarter to which it relates.