I certify that for the year ended 31 March 2020 the Accounting Statements in this Annual Governance and Accountability Return have been prepared on either a receipts and payments or income and expenditure basis following the guidance in Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities – a Practitioners’ Guide to Proper Practices and present fairly the financial position of this authority.
I confirm that these Accounting Statements were approved by this authority on this date:
Signed by Chairman of the meeting where the Accounting Statements were approved
Signed by Responsible Financial Officer before being presented to the authority for approval
as recorded in minute reference: MINUTE REFERENCE
8. Total value of cash and short term investments 9 . Total fixed assets plus long term investments and assets 10. Total borrowings
The sum of all current and deposit bank accounts, cash holdings and short term investments held as at 31 March – To agree with bank reconciliation. The value of all the property the authority owns – it is made up of all its fixed assets and long term investments as at 31 March. The outstanding capital balance as at 31 March of all loans from third parties (including PWLB).
11. (For Local Councils Only) Disclosure note re Trust funds (including charitable)
The Council, as a body corporate, acts as sole trustee for and is responsible for managing Trust funds or assets. N.B. The figures in the accounting statements above do not include any Trust transactions.
Yes No
1. Balances brought forward 2. (+) Precept or Rates and Levies
4. (-) Staff costs
5. (-) Loan interest/capital repayments 6. (-) All other payments 7. (=) Balances carried forward
3. (+) Total other receipts
Total balances and reserves at the beginning of the year as recorded in the financial records. Value must agree to Box 7 of previous year.
Please round all figures to nearest £1. Do not leave any 2019 boxes blank and report £0 or Nil balances. All figures must agree to underlying financial records.
Notes and guidance
Year ending
31 March £
31 March 2020 £
Total amount of precept (or for IDBs rates and levies) received or receivable in the year. Exclude any grants received. Total income or receipts as recorded in the cashbook less the precept or rates/levies received (line 2). Include any grants received. Total expenditure or payments made to and on behalf of all employees. Include gross salaries and wages, employers NI contributions, employers pension contributions, gratuities and severance payments. Total expenditure or payments of capital and interest made during the year on the authority’s borrowings (if any). Total expenditure or payments as recorded in the cash- book less staff costs (line 4) and loan interest/capital repayments (line 5). Total balances and reserves at the end of the year. Must equal (1+2+3) - (4+5+6).
Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2019/20 for ENTER NAME OF AUTHORITY
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Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 3 Local Councils, Internal Drainage Boards and other Smaller Authorities*
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