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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 October 2021] 599 KB
Members' Allowances: 2021-2022 244 KB
Contracts Register: 2022 164 KB
Summary of Net Expenditure as at 31 March 2022 182 KB
Summary of Income & Expenditure as at 31 March 2022 353 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: January 2022 193 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: February 2022 194 KB
Payments Exceeding £500: March 2022 197 KB
Public Notice of Completion of Audit: September 2021 10 KB
External Audit (Section 3): 31 March 2021 143 KB
Annual Governance Statement: Sections 1 and 2 234 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 Statement as at 31 March 2022 229 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

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 2021 to 31st March 2022 will be £1,146,274 (requested of Wealden District Council), with a budget of £1,146,870. The Council tax for a Band D property will stand at £151.14.

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.