Updated financial reports for Sandgate Parish Council for October 2023, and the financial year 2023-24 to date.
Payment and Receipts SummarySummary-payments-and-receipts-Oct-23
Receipts in MonthReceipts-list-Oct-23
Payments in MonthPayments-list-Oct-23
Sandgate Parish Council uses (the excellent) Scribe Accounts to manage our Council accounts and generate reports.
Sandgate Parish Council’s finances are governed by our Financial Regulations and Standing Orders. Every Town and Parish Council has similar rules. Those rules govern our financial management, and we can only amend or vary them by a Council resolution.
The Council’s Standing Orders require that we report quarterly on receipts, payments and balances. For instance, they say at 17.c:
The Responsible Financial Officer shall supply to each councillor as soon as practicable after 30 June, 30 September and 31 December in each year a statement to summarise:
i. the council’s receipts and payments for each quarter;
ii. the council’s aggregate receipts and payments for the year to date;
iii. the balances held at the end of the quarter being reported
and which includes a comparison with the budget for the financial year and highlights any actual or potential overspends.
We are now publishing our reports monthly to exceed that requirement. We then consider those reports at the next Parish Council Resources Committee meeting.