BELSTONE PARISH COUNCIL
Belstone Parish Council Accounts Summary 2022-23
Total expenditure 2022-23 £3,378.20
|Expenditure||Amount||Percentage of total expenditure||Comments|
|Cost of Clerk||£2,348.24||70%|
|Jubilee Project||£380.69||11%||Half cost of engraving (rest previous year) and stakes for tree|
|Admin and overheads Costs||£443.47||9%||Subscriptions, fees, audit, training, hall rental, stationery, repairs etc|
|Website and Emails||£155.64||5%|
|Grants to Charities||£60.00||2%|
Money was also put into an ear-marked reserve for possible election costs £160.
This compares to total expenditure:
Total income 2022-23 £3,935.69
|Income Source||Amount||Percentage of total income|
|Other (compensation from bank)||£69.00||2%|
Council Budget 2023-24 £5,163
The budget for the financial year starting 1st April 2023 was agreed in January 2023. The precept (the money that the Parish Council receives through Council Tax) increased by £92 to £3,500 or £28.36 a year for an average (Band D) property. This is a 1.75% increase in the rate for a Band D property, or 49p for the year.
The Council plans to take the majority of the costs for the coronation engraving from the reserves. It was expected to take £580 out of the election reserve, but as there were only as many candidates as seats, there was no need to spend this.
The increase is a slight increment for inflation, and an increased contingency. An amount of £75 will be put into an ear-marked reserve for future car park costs. The recent car park work (budgeted at £420, but actually £611) is being covered by donations from local businesses and organisations, but this is included in the total budget figure.