The Precept is that element of your Council Tax that is paid to Cam Parish Council.
Annually, Cam Parish Council creates its budgets and calculates how much money it needs for the next financial year allowing enough funds to maintain the parish and deliver its duties. Usually these are finalised at the January Council meeting and then submitted to Stroud District Council. It is then up to Stroud District Council to complete their financial accounting including the other demands from Gloucestershire County Council, the Police and themselves and come up with the rate to be paid from 1st April.
LOCAL AUTHORITY ACCOUNTS: A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS
Please note that this summary applies to all relevant smaller authorities, including local councils, internal drainage boards and 'other' smaller authorities.
The basic position
The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (the Act) governs the work of auditors appointed to smaller authorities. This summary explains the provisions contained in Sections 26 and 27 of the Act. The Act, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 also cover the duties, responsibilities and rights of smaller authorities, other organisations and the public concerning the accounts being audited.
As a local elector, or an interested person, you have certain legal rights in respect of the accounting records of smaller authorities. As an interested person you can inspect accounting records and related documents. If you are a local government elector for the area to which the accounts relate you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them. You do not have to pay directly for exercising your rights. However, any resulting costs incurred by the smaller authority form part of its running costs. Therefore, indirectly, local residents pay for the cost of you exercising your rights through their council tax.
The right to inspect the accounting records
Any interested person can inspect the accounting records, which includes but is not limited to local electors. You can inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records. You can copy all, or part, of these records or documents. Your inspection must be about the accounts, or relate to an item in the accounts. You cannot, for example, inspect or copy documents unrelated to the accounts, or that include personal information (Section 26 (6) – (10) of the Act explains what is meant by personal information). You cannot inspect information which is protected by commercial confidentiality. This is information which would prejudice commercial confidentiality if it was released to the public and there is not, set against this, a very strong reason in the public interest why it should nevertheless be disclosed.
When smaller authorities have finished preparing accounts for the financial year and approved them, they must publish them (including on a website). There must be a 30 working day period, called the 'period for the exercise of public rights', during which you can exercise your statutory right to inspect the accounting records. Smaller authorities must tell the public, including advertising this on their website, that the accounting records and related documents are available to inspect. By arrangement you will then have 30 working days to inspect and make copies of the accounting records. You may have to pay a copying charge. The advertisement must set out the dates of the period for the exercise of public rights, how you can communicate to the smaller authority that you wish to inspect the accounting records and related documents, the name and address of the auditor, and the relevant legislation that governs the inspection of accounts and objections.
Financial Records for 2022-2023
Notice of Conclusion 2023 (PDF, 276 Kb)
Section 3 AGAR (PDF, 411 Kb)
Exercise of Public rights 2022-23 (Word Document, 30 Kb)
Annual Auditors internal AGAR report (PDF, 448 Kb)
AGAR 1 & 2 2022/23 (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Internal Audit report 22-23 (PDF, 374 Kb)
Budget 2022-2023 (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
signed expenditure April May 2022 (PDF, 297 Kb)
PAYMENT LIST Apr- June 2022 (PDF, 186 Kb)
Payments List July - Oct 2022 (MS Excel, 85 Kb)
Payments list for December 2022 (MS Excel, 66 Kb)
Payments for November & December 2022
Payments list for December 2022 & January 2023 (PDF, 169 Kb)
Financial Records for 2021-2022
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge on developers and land owners made when liable planning permissions are implemented. It allows Collecting Authorities to help fund the infrastructure that is needed as a result of development.
Cam parish Council receives a 25% share of CIL monies collected by Stroud District Council for development within Cam Parish as a result of having a fully approved Neighbourhood Development Plan.
The funds are currently held by Cam Parish Council and any expenditure will be reported in accordance with the regulations.