Accounts & Annual Return to 31st March 2018
2017 01 04 UTC Approved Budget-Precept for 2017-18 (PDF, 48 Kb)
Approved budget for 2017&18 on 4th January 2017
Payments approved by full council each month for the year to date. Updated to 7th March 2018
During the course of each financial year the independent internal auditor visits twice and undertakes checks remotely from this website. The internal auditor is Richard Willcocks of Redwood Pryor Ltd.
2018 03 31 UTC. Annual Report & Account (Approved) (PDF, 4.4 Mb)
The above accounts were signed by new Chair of UTC, Miranda Jones at the Annual Council Meeting on 23rd May 2018
The above notice is also displayed on the Town Hall noticeboard.
Annual Return to External Auditors
This is the AGAR Submission to PKF Littlejohn for the year ending 31st March 2018 approved by Council on 23rd May 2018.
Where differences occur of +/- 15% year on year, an explanation is provided to the external auditors.
The accompanying statement is provided in support of the annual return to PKF Littlejohn.
The above includes the notice upon conclusion of the external audit and sections 1-3 of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for Uppingham Town Council.
Precept For The Current Financial Year
UTC Approved Precept for Year Ending 31st March 2019 (PDF, 89 Kb)
The approved budget for 2018/19 at Full Council on 10th January 2018.
Financial Regulations & Policies
- 2017 11 01 UTC Financial Regulations 1.0 (PDF, 545 Kb)
- UTC Financial Reserves Policy (PDF, 349 Kb)
- 2016 10 05 Financial & Management Risk Assessment Adopted 1.0 (PDF, 441 Kb)
- 2015 12 03 Financial Oversight Document Adopted (PDF, 319 Kb)
Accounts & Reports for the Year Ending 31st March 2017
- 2017 03 31 UTC Approved Annual Report & Accounts (PDF, 7.9 Mb)
2017 03 31 UTC Monthly Payment Schedule Annual Pack (PDF, 846 Kb)
These are the monthly payments by Uppingham Town Council approved by full council monthly and details who has been paid, the nature of the expenditure and the time to settle payment. These include direct debits, movements between cashbooks and where errors have occurred an explanation in the notes section.
- 2017 03 31 UTC Declaration of Status Of Published Accounts (PDF, 141 Kb)
- 2017 03 31 UTC Commencement of Exercise of Public Rights (PDF, 446 Kb)
- 2017 03 31 UTC Internal Auditor Report (PDF, 1 Mb)
2017 03 31 UTC Internal Auditor Report - by Richard Willcocks of Redwood Pryor Ltd
- 2017 03 31 UTC Annual Return to External Auditors (PDF, 7 Mb)
2017 03 31 UTC Annual Return to External Auditors Grant Thornton
Objection Received by Grant Thornton to the Annual Accounts
The correspondence above was received on 11th September 2017 from Grant Thornton in relation to the annual return for the year ending 31st March 2017. The annual return has been deemed to be uncertifiable at this point by the external auditor due to an objection about the accounts. Grant Thornton will write to the Council after it has concluded its investigation into the objection. There are no current timescales known for this.
A copy of the annual return and accounts can be obtained via the Town Clerk by arrangement or you can access it on the link above.
Following an objection about the annual return for 2016/17, Grant Thornton have concluded there is no further audit action necessary and as such have certified the accounts ending 31st March 2017. The objector has been advised of this outcome.
- 2018 03 12 Grant Thornton Audit Cert to 31st March 2017 (PDF, 632 Kb)
2018 03 12 Grant Thornton Audit Cert to 31st March 2017 following objection received.
The letter above was sent to Grant Thornton within the period for electors to raise questions or challenges to the annual accounts and return. Grant Thornton investigated the concerns raised and responded to Uppingham Town Council on 12th March 2018. The accounts were certified without any remedial actions following the investigation into the objections. During this period Council were asked to supply further information to assist the auditors. Council requested information about the objection in April 2018 so that it could understand and learn whether any changes needed to be made to certain council matters going forward. The contents of the objection have been shared with members of Council.
Following conclusion of the investigation Uppingham Town Council incurred additional charges of £1,440 plus VAT.
- 2018 03 21 Notice of Conclusion of Audit by Grant Thornton for Year Ending 31st March 2017 (PDF, 449 Kb)
- 2018 09 25 UTC Notice of Conclusion of External Audit by PKF Littlejohn LLP YE 31st Mar 18 (PDF, 236 Kb)
Notice that the Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local elector of the area of Uppingham Town Council. There is no charge for copies.