Town Council Coat of Arms


Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Please note that the council’s accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 have now been audited by PKF Littlejohn LLP.  The auditor has signed off the accounts.

Accounts are available for inspection by local electors.  Please contact the Town Clerk on 01502 712109 during office opening hours or email

Please click here to view sections 1 to 3 of the Annual Return.  There were no issues arising from the audit.


Annual 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 2020
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2019
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2017
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2016
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2015
Annual Return for financial year ending 31 March 2014

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 2021/22 to 2023/24


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 (January 2021)


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.

Statement of Accounts year ending 31 March 2020


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 CIL report for the financial year 2019/20.


Investment Strategy

Beccles Town Council acknowledges the importance of prudently investing the temporary surplus funds held on behalf of the community as part of its fiduciary duty.  This strategy establishes formal objectives, policies and practices and reporting arrangements for the effective management and control of the Council’s treasury management activities and the associated risks

Investment Strategy 2020-21