Finance & Audit

Finance & Audit

This page contains information on the finances of the council. This includes the budget, income & expenditure, reserves, Community Infrastructure Levy spending and Year End Audit Reporting. The Council’s finances are monitored on a day to day basis by the Responsible Finance Officer (Chief Executive Officer) and Finance & Staffing takes an oversight role for the council budget.

The Council Tax leaflet for the previous years can be found below:

Fifth Financial Year – 31st March 2022

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022 has now been duly signed off by the external auditor. The notice of the conclusion of audit is below along with the Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements

Fourth Financial Year – 31st March 2021

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2021 has now been duly signed off by the external auditor. The notice of the conclusion of audit is below along with the Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements

Third Financial Year – 31st March 2020

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020 has now been duly signed off by the external auditor. The notice of the conclusion of audit is below along with the Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements:

Second Financial Year – 31st March 2019

The Annual Return, External Audit Opinion and External Auditor Notice of Conclusion are available below:

First Financial Year – 31st March 2018

The annual return, External Audit Opinion and External Auditor Notice of Conclusion are available below:

The Parish Council are required to provide details of every payment that they make over £500 and any procurement over £5,000 as part of the Transparency Code.

The Parish Council is committed to being as transparent as possible and all expenditure is available as part of each monthly Finance & Staffing Agenda which can be found here – Agendas & Minutes.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Annual Reporting

Swindon Borough Council is required to pass a percentage of the total CIL receipts raised in a town/parish council area directly to the town or parish council where the development is taking place. This is known as the ‘meaningful proportion’.

Currently the percentage is set at 15% or, in areas where there is a neighbourhood development plan, the amount passed to the parish or town council is 25%. Central Swindon South Parish Council does not yet have an adopted Neighbourhood Development Plan.

To ensure transparency, each financial year, town or parish councils that have received funds must publish a summary of:

  • The total CIL funds received
  • What CIL funds have been spent on
  • The total amount of CIL funds retained at the end of the reported year and any previous years.

The reports for the Parish Council are below:

If you need a little help with please call us on 01793 317410 or e-mail admin@southswindon-pc.gov.uk