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Finance

 

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.

Financial Regulations

Budget 2022/23

Internal Control Policy

 

Grants

 

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
Privacy Notice

Information Audit
Freedom of Information Guide

Code of Conduct

Model Publication Scheme

The Parish Council has formulated a number of policy statements and documents which may be downloaded by clicking on the links below. 

 

Advertising Policy

Complaints Procedure

Co-option Policy

Disciplinary and Grievance Policy

Equality Policy

Grants Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Openness and Transparency Policy

Press and Media Policy

Risk Management Policy 

Social Media Policy

Standing Orders
Training and Development Policy 

Water Meadows Three Year Plan

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.