Council Finances





Town Council Coat of ArmsAnnual Return »

Local Councils in England with an annual turnover of £6.5 million or less must complete an annual return in accordance with proper practices summarising their activities at the end of each financial year.  In this annual return the term ‘local council’ includes a Parish Meeting, a Parish Council and a Town Council.

Please find the links to Beccles Town Council’s Annual Returns below

Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2014

Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2015

Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2016


Budget »

Each month the Council reviews the expenditure to date compared to budget and the Clerk produces a quarterly budget monitoring report.  The budget is set annually, usually in October and is presented to the full Council for approval.

Please click here Beccles Town Council Budget 2017 to 2020


Financial Regulations »

Financial Regulations govern the conduct of financial management by the Council and may only be amended or varied by Resolution of the Council. The Council are responsible for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective, including arrangement for the management of risk, and for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption.

Please click  here  Beccles Town Council Financial Regulations (March 2016)


Statement Of Accounts »

At the year-end the Council’s accounts are audited by an Internal Auditor appointed by the Council and an External Auditor appointed by the Government.  A notice is placed on the Town Council Notice Board advising when the accounts are available for inspection by Parishioners.

Please click here for the Beccles Town Council’s Statement of Accounts for 2013

Statement of Accounts year ending 31 March 2014

Statement of Accounts year ending 31 March 2015

Statement of Accounts year ending 31 March 2016


Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.  Beccles Town Council currently receives 15% of any Community Infrastructure Levy contributions paid over to the district council.

Beccles Town Council must prepare a report for any financial year in which it receives CIL contributions.  Please click here to view the report for the financial year 2015/16.