Financial information


At the end of each financial year (March 31st), the Council has to make a return confirming its accounts and its compliance with governance procedures. This is prepared by the Clerk during April, checked by the internal auditor and then approved by the Council in May, before being sent to the external auditors in June. They then return the audited document in early September, when it is then published on this website, where it remains for future reference for 5 years.

The fully audited return can be viewed here: Audit 2016-17.pdf

In order to assist we also publish other documents here which give more detail on the figures contained  in Section 2:

The explanation of significant variances between this financial year and the previous one: Explanation of variances 2016-17 Part 1.pdf  Explanation of variances 2016-17 Part 2.pdf

Items of expenditure (including all items in excess of £100) for the financial year :KMLDPC 2016-2017 PAYMENTS.pdf

Items of income for the financial year:KMLDPC 2016-17 RECEIPTS.pdf

This document sets out the reconciliation of our bank accounts for this financial year: KMLDPC 2016-17 - BANK RECONCILIATION.pdf

A copy of the Asset Register for 2016/17 which attaches a value (usually a nominal figure, initial cost or a replacement value) to each of the assets belonging to the Parish Council for accounting purposes, is available for inspection here:KMLDPC - ASSET REGISTER 2016-17.pdf



To inspect the finalised, externally audited, document for 2015-16 please click on this link: KMLDPC Audit 2015-16.pdf

As part of the requirements set out in the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities we are asked to provide an explanation for any comments made by the external auditor. The internal auditor should have ticked the 'not applicable' box under K of the Annual Internal Audit report but omitted to do so. This matter will be checked in future before the document is submitted to the external auditor.

Copies of earlier annual returns are available by contacting the Clerk.



Each year the Parish Council calculates how much money it needs to raise from the Precept to balance its finances, taking into account the projected expenditure off set by anticipated income raised elsewhere (usually rents from property which it owns and lets). This Precept request is sent to Harrogate Borough Council who then incorporate the figure into the Council Tax demand which goes to every property in the Parish. The calculation is normally made in November for the following financial year. The document below is the Precept calculation made in November 2016 for the financial year 2017/18. The precept form for 2018-19 will be drawn up shortly.

Precept form 2017-18.pdf


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