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Council Finance & Accounts

Please note that additional documents may be posted on this page in the near future.

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Detailed Budget: 2022-2023 as at 8 July 2021 270 KB
Financial Regulations [Updated September 2022] 595 KB
Members' Allowances: 2021-2022 244 KB
Contracts Register: 2022 164 KB
Summary of Net Expenditure as at 30 June 2022 211 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: September 2022 44 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: August 2022 46 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: July 2022 48 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: April 2022 205 KB
Final Internal Audit: 2021-22 365 KB
Notice of Electors' Rights: Accounts for Year end March 2022 245 KB
Annual Return: 2021-2022 [Audited] 8 MB
Notice of Completion of Audit: 2021-2022 [9 August 2022] 153 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2020 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2019 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2018 4 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2017 3 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2016 2 MB
Council Reserves as at 14 July 2022 230 KB
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Statement: as at 31 March 2022 195 KB
Risk Management Strategy: March 2022 438 KB
Hailsham Town Council Risk Register: March 2022 188 KB
Grants Awarded to Community and Voluntary Organisations: 2022-23 108 KB

General information

All council funds are public money and all amounts spent or received are carefully accounted for. Systems are in place for maintaining and recording all transactions and payments are approved by the Council under the terms of the Council’s Financial Regulations. The Council’s Financial Year is April 01 to March 31 – financial planning each year commences mid-way through that period.

Please note that the figures in some documents listed above (those marked ‘unaudited’) are based upon the final out-turn figures for a particular financial year, but require submission to and approval by, the external auditor.

Town Council precept/Parish rate

The Parish rate represents the proportional part of the Council Tax (collected by the District Council) and is paid to and funds the Town Council’s responsibilities. This amounts to £163.23 for Band D, in the year 2023-2023.

Based on the above Parish rate, the Town Council precept (the total quantity of money the council will take from the council tax payer to run the services provided by the town council) for the financial year 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is £1,252,856 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1,254,440.

As ratified at the meeting of Full Council on 25th January 2023, the Town Council precept for the forthcoming financial year (1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024) will be £1,281,505 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1.281,529. The Council tax for a Band D property will stand at £166.65.

Community grants scheme

Hailsham Town Council awards grants to a wide range of community and voluntary groups (attended by Hailsham residents) that aim to introduce new or improved facilities, activities or projects, for the benefit of the town.