Annual Accounts and other Financial Information

 

Annual Accounts

To view the unaudited Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2024, Internal Audit Report 2023/2024 (page 3) and Sections 1 and 2 (pages 4 and 5) click here. Please note that signatures have been redacted on this published copy, but the original signed documents are held in the office.

To view the Notice of Public Rights & Publication of the Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the Accounts Year Ended 31 March 2024 click here.

Click here to view the internally audited Income and Expenditure Account sheet, and the Balance Sheet, and other related documents, for the year end March 2024.  

To view the internal auditor's year end report 2023/2024 click here.

Hard copies of documents can be provided to any person on payment of £2 for each copy.

 

If you wish to arrange to view them, please contact The Clerk, Birchwood Town Council, Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, Birchwood, WA3 6AN, or telephone 01925 819440, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts, and object to the accounts or any item in them.  Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor, and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The auditor appointed for Birchwood Town Council for 2019 can be contacted during the inspection period at: PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref:SBA Team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD. 

 

Audited, Approved and Signed Annual Governance Statements and Accounting Statements

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2023 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2022 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2018 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2017 can be viewed by clicking here.

The audited, approved and signed Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

For the September 2023 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the September 2022 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the November 2021 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the October 2020 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the September 2019 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the September 2018 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

For the September 2017 Notice of Conclusion of Audit click here.

 

Chair's Allowance

Allowances are paid in accordance with Regulation 15(3) of Members Allowance Regulations 2003 as follows: 15(3) As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of a year to which the scheme relates, an authority shall make arrangements for the publication within the authority’s area of the total sum paid by it in the year under the scheme to each recipient in respect of each of the following— (a)basic allowance; (b)special responsibility allowance; (c)dependants' carers' allowance; (d)travelling and subsistence allowance; and (e)co-optees' allowance. 

The only Councillor who receives any allowance in a financial year is the Chair.  They receive this as a 'special responsibility allowance'.

The amount paid in 2023/2024 is £1,000.  This will remain the same in the 2024/2025 financial year.  The amount has not increased in over ten years.

 

Procurement Information 2023 to 2024

For information regarding contracts relating to 2023 and 2024 and other payments exceeding £5,000 (including VAT) click here.

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