Financial Information

Precept

The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Hilton Parish Council.

Every year, the Parish Council draws up budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next Financial Year. These are usually finalised at the January Full Council meeting and then submitted to South Derbyshire District Council (SDDC). SDDC co-ordinates the other demands from Derbyshire County Council, the Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April of that year.

Transparency

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

2022/23

2021/22

Year End Documents

Link to all Formal Documents reporting on the Council's year end financial position.

  • Annual Governance Statement
  • Accounting Statements
  • Internal Audit Report
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Annual return reconciliation
  • Variance Analysis
  • Arrangements for exercise of public rights of inspection

Detailed Cash book -showing all payments/receipts for the 2021/22 year

2020/21

Year End Documents

Link to all Formal Documents reporting on the Council's year end financial position.

  • Annual Governance Statement
  • Accounting Statements
  • Internal Audit Report
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Annual return reconciliation
  • Variance Analysis
  • Arrangements for exercise of public rights of inspection

Detailed Cash book -showing all payments/receipts for the 2020/21 year

Resident objection for 2019/20 and 2020/21 including PKF's closure reports

Any resident has a right to object to a local authority's accounts under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. This can be on 2 grounds only:

1. The numbers in the published accounts are incorrect which could result in an application to the court to instruct them to be changed

2. There is an issue in the way that the PC has been governed which would warrant a Public Interest Report.

It does not cover complaints, escalation of issues, or a disagreement on decisions.

The cost of processing an objection is charged at a rate of £355/hr by PKF. An objector is made fully aware of the potential cost to the PC.

One resident submitted an objection in respect of the 2019/20 year. This was not responded to by PKF until February 2022. Given the delay the resident submitted an objection against the 2020/21 accounts which were all repeats from the previous year - this was dismissed in full by PKF in September 2021.

The final report was issued in February 2022 which covered both year's objections. All points were dismissed.

The invoiced cost was £5055 (19/20) and £532 (20/21). This was the subject of a complaint to the Governing Body (SAAA) who agreed that the costs in respect of 2020/21 would not have arisen had PKF reported promptly and have instructed PKF to instruct the invoice for £532. The SAAA agreed that the 2020/21 objection was, in effect, "frivolous"

  • Objection made by resident to 2019/20 Accounts (PDF, 342 Kb)

    Objection made by resident to 2019/20 accounts. This is with PKF Littlejohn to pick up and review 29/9/21

  • Objection made by resident to 2020/21 Accounts (PDF, 548 Kb)

    Objection received from same resident who submitted the objection for 2019/20. Rejected by External auditor

  • External Auditor's Interim report (PDF, 150 Kb)

    The External Auditor has only issued an interim report as the Auditor is yet to formally close out on the objections submitted for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

    On 1st September 2021 the Auditor advised the Objector that they "reject" all the points in the 2020/21 as they were repeats from the previous year (2019/20)

    It is the view of the Council and an independent Audit professional that the objections for 2019/20 will all be rejected.

  • PKF response to the 19/20 and 20/21 Objection (PDF, 274 Kb)

    Full response from PKF Littlejohn to the objections for 19/20 and 20/21

2019/20

Year End Documents

Link to all Formal Documents reporting on the Council's year end financial position.

  • Annual Governance Statement
  • Accounting Statements
  • Internal Audit Report
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Annual return reconciliation
  • Variance Analysis
  • Arrangements for exercise of public rights of inspection

Detailed Cash book -showing all payments/receipts for the 2019/20 year

Previous Years

Financial documents for the 2018/19 Year

Financial documents for the 2017/18 Year

Contracts

For details of large contracts entered into by the Parish Council please see "Transparency of Large Contracts" page ( link below)

Asset Register

The Parish Council maintains a register of all assets (non-land) owned, showing purchase cost.

Against each item there is a reference to the insurance cover in place to cover loss/damage to each asset item. This is reviewed on an annual basis

Risk Management

Land Ownership

  • Land ownership (PDF, 3.3 Mb)

    This document shows main land ownership of:

    Hilton Parish Council

    South Derbyshire County Council

    Derbyshire County Council

    Developers (current and historic)

    Private individuals

    Due to the nature of how Hilton has developed over the last 20-30 years there are smaller areas of land where the ownership is not clear. This document is being updated as new information is confirmed.