Finance and Audit

Accounts 2023–24

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2024 have been completed and are as yet unaudited. The Accounts have been submitted to BDO LLP, the External Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.

BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL, councilaudits@bdo.co.uk 023 8088 1700.

The documents required to be published as part of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2023/24 are:

  1. AGAR form 3 including:
    1. Completed and signed Annual Internal Audit Report
    2. Completed and signed Annual Governance Statement
    3. Completed and signed Accounting Statements
  2. Confirmation of Dates for the Exercise of Public Rights
  3. Full Annual Internal Audit Report

Accounts 2022–23

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2023 have been audited by BDO LLP, the External Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.

BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL, councilaudits@bdo.co.uk 023 8088 1700.

The documents required to be published as part of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2022/23 are:

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2022-2023
External Auditors Report & Certificate 2022-2023 (Section 3)

Annual Governance Statement (Section 1) – redacted version
Accounting Statements (Section 2) – redacted version
Internal Auditor Report – redacted version

As required under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, any person interested had the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return during the Exercise of Public Rights, a period of 30 working days from Monday 12 June to Friday 21 July 2023

The un-redacted copies of the above documents were available to view in person under the Exercise of Public Rights.

Accounts 2021–2022

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2022 – were audited by PKF-Littlejohn, the External Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission – www.pkf-littlejohn.com ¦ E: sba@pkf-littlejohn.com ¦ T: +44 (0) 20 7516 2200.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2021-2022
External Auditors Report & Certificate 2021-2022

In accordance with the Annual Governance & Accountability Return – Part 3 – Flax Bourton Parish Council hereby publish:

Any person interested had the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return for a period of 30 working days from Monday 20 June to Friday 29 July 2022.

Accounts 2020–2021

Accounts for the Year Ended 31 March 2021 – were audited by PKF-Littlejohn, the External Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission – www.pkf-littlejohn.com ¦ E: sba@pkf-littlejohn.com ¦ T: +44 (0) 20 7516 2200.

In accordance with the Annual Governance & Accountability Return – Part 3 – Flax Bourton Parish Council hereby publish:

Any person interested had the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return for a period of 30 working days from 14 June 2021 to 23 July 2021.

Please contact the Parish Clerk for copies of older years’ Audit Returns.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge which developers have to pay to the local authority (North Somerset Council) towards the cost of the infrastructure that will support their development. The levy is charged per square metre of development. The charge payable will vary according to the size, type, and location of the development.

The Parish Council gets a proportion of this money:

Community Infrastructure Levy report for Flax Bourton Parish Council (reported year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023)

Community Infrastructure Levy report for Flax Bourton Parish Council (reported year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022)

The CIL Regulations state that a Parish Council must use CIL receipts to support the development of the local council’s area, or any part of that area, by funding:

  • the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure; or
  • anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

Further information on the Community Infrastructure Levy in North Somerset can be found on their website.