As part of the Parish Council's commitment to openness and transparency, the following financial documents can be viewed on this page:
Thurston's Financial Regulations - to download a copy of the latest financial regulations as adopted by Thurston Parish Council dated February 2023, please use this link>>
The Parish Council’s annual budget gives an estimated detail of income and expenditure for the year and can be found in this section. Management of Council’s income and expenditure is delivered through the Council as a corporate body, as well as being monitored by the Policy and Resources Committee.
|Parish Council Budget 2023 - 2024 Narrative||Parish Council Budget 2023 - 2024 Adopted|
|Parish Council Budget 2022 - 2023 Narrative||Parish Council Budget 2022 - 2023 Adopted||Parish Council Budget 2021 -2022 Adopted|
|Parish Council Budget 2020 - 2021 COVID-19||Parish Council Budget 2020 - 2021 Adopted||Parish Council Budget 2019 - 2020|
|Parish Council Budget 2018 - 2019||Parish Council Budget 2017 - 2018||Parish Council Budget 2016 - 2017|
Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2024
The working accounts for the year ending 31 March 2024 can be viewed throughout the year as produced on a quartertly basis.
|Budget to actual for the period ending 30 June 2023||Insurance Certificate to 30 September 2024|
|Insurance Details to 30 September 2023||Parish Council budget for the year 2023-2024|
Conclusion of audit for the year ending 31 March 2023
The limited assurance review for Thurston has now been completed by the External Auditors: PKF Littlejohn LLP (31 August 2023).
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), set out what the Parish Council must do at the conclusion of the review. In summary, we are required to:
Copies of all of the documents stated above can be seen below.
Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023
In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, there is a requirement for the parish council to publish a number of documents on a public website - all of which are available to download direct from this website. Please note that in order to comply with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, it is stipulated that the Parish Council must provide a scanned version of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). Unfortunately, this is inaccessible to screen readers, so this Council has chosen to publish the full, signed, AGAR in a slightly more accessible format.
In accordance with the accounting records for the financial year ending 31 March 2023, (which includes all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records) were made available for inspection by any person interested, during a period of 30 working days set by the smaller authority which must include the first 10 working days of July 2023.
For details of the dates set for Thurston please use this link to download the details which also include an article on: Local Authority Accounts: A Summary of Your Rights.
For a copy of the detailed guide produced by the National Audit Office 'Local authority accounts: a guide to your rights' please click here to download the guide.
|Notice of Conclusion of the Audit for the year ending 31 March 2023||External auditors certificate and report for year ending 31 March 2023 (Section 3 of the AGAR)|
|Audited Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023 (Sections 1 and 2 of the AGAR)||Narrative Annual Internal Audit Report for 2022-2023|
|Annual Internal Audit Report from the AGAR||Annual Governance Statement for the year ending 31 March 2023 (AGAR Section 1) - signed|
|Unaudited Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023 (AGAR Section 2) - signed||Year-end Bank Reconciliation as at 31 March 2023|
|Explanation of Reserves held at 31 March 2023||Explanation of Significant Variances for year ending 31 March 2023|
|Summary of Accounts for year ending 31 March 2023||Donations for the year ending 31 March 2023|
|Asset Register for year ending 31 March 2023||Internal Control Policy for 2022 - 2023|
|Risk Management Strategy 2022 - 2023 adopted February 2023||Risk Assessment and Management (Financial) for 2022-2023 adopted February 2023|
|Budget versus Actual Income and Expenditure review - to 31 March 2023||Budget versus Actual Income and Expenditure review - to 31 January 2023|
|Internal Control Audit Review - Quarter 4||Budget versus Actual Income and Expenditure review - to 31 October 20223|
|Internal Control Audit Review - Quarter 3||Budget versus Actual Income and expenditure review - Quarter 2|
|Internal Control Audit Review - Quarter 2||Budget versus Actual income and expenditure review - Quarter 1|
|Internal Control Audit Review - Quarter 1||Finalised Budget for 2022 - 2023|