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Council Finance & Accounts

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

Available downloads

File Size
Precepted Budget: 2019-2020 3 MB
Financial Regulations [Updated September 2019] 143 KB
Contracts Register 2019 76 KB
Exercise of Electors' Rights: Accounts Year End 31 March 2019 159 KB
Public Notice of Completion of Audit: September 2019 10 KB
Annual Return - Year End 31 March 2019: Section 1 & 2 1 MB
Annual Return - Year End 31 March 2019: Section 3 246 KB
Summary Report as at 31 December 2019 8 KB
Income and Expenditure as at 31 December 2019 45 KB
Bank Reconcilation as at 31 December 2019 9 KB
Public Notice - Members Allowances for 2019 15 KB
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Statement as at 31 March 2019 8 KB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2017 3 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2016 2 MB
Annual Return: Year End 31 March 2015 2 MB
Community Infrastructure Levy Report: 2018-2019 10 KB
Grants Awarded to Community and Voluntary Organisations (2019-2020) 110 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

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 2019 to 31st March 2020 is £1,059,811 (requested of Wealden District Council). The Council tax for a Band D property stands at £138.55.

The scheduled Town Council precept for the financial year 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 will be £1,094,327 (Band D £146.17).

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.