The accounting year of all councils starts on 1st April and finishes on 31st March. Local councils levy an annual Precept charge, which is collected by the District Council. The Precept* helps run the services provided by the Parish Council. Scarning's Precept request for the financial year 2022/23 is £38,000. This is the same as our Precept was in 2021/22.
Audit 2021-22 Notice of the Audit
Audit 2021-22 External Audit Report
Audit 2021-22 Annual Governance Statements
Audit 2021-22 Accounting Statements
Audit 2021-22 Bank Reconciliation and Explanation of Significant Variances
*Parish Councils are empowered to raise money for their activities through a tax (the Precept) on the village residents which is collected on their behalf by the District Council, as an addition to the District and County Council Tax. This is then paid to the Parish Council in two equal instalments.
The Parish Council wishes to support activities and causes which benefit the parish of Scarning and can provide grants to groups which directly benefit some or all of the residents of Scarning.
Find out more and download an application form by following the link to Grants Policy
Policies and Procedures
Keeping your data safe and increasing transparency are important to us. Our Privacy Notice explains how we use your personal information and how you can exercise your public rights.
Data Protection Policy
Freedom of Information Guide
The Parish Council has formulated a number of policy statements and documents which may be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy
Disciplinary and Grievance Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Openness and Transparency Policy
Training and Development Policy
The Council Tax Precept
The precept is the Parish Council’s share of the council tax. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Breckland District Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council. The 'Precept' is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates.
Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government as principal authorities do.