Finances

How is the Parish Council funded and what does it spend on?

The Parish Council is a 'local authority', similar to the District, Metropolitan and County Councils.  Where it differs is that it has very limited powers by comparison with the principal (District, Metropolitan and County) councils.  

 

Cantley with Branton residents fund the Parish Council through their Council Tax.  The Parish Council decides what it would like to achieve each year and asks City of Doncaster Council (CDC) to collect the money to fund the Parish Council's plans.  When the Parish Council tells CDC how much money should be collected it is called issuing the 'Precept'.  This is a power which the Parish Council has - to require CDC to collect money to fund Parish Council activities.  Please see Council Tax and Parish Council Precept and Financing the Parish Council for more detail.

 

To manage its funds the Parish Council has to set a Budget, authorise all payments, and monitor income and expenditure throughout the Financial Year which runs from 1st April to 31st March.

 

At each meeting income and expenditure is monitored and payments are authorised.  The draft Budget for the next Financial Year is usually considered at the November/December meeting and then reviewed at the January meeting before the Precept is set.  After the January meeting CDC is notified how much needs to be collected on behalf of the Parish council - the Precept.

 

A LINK TO THE BUDGET FOR 2024/24 IS HERE.

Finance documents relating to the Cantley with Branton Parish Council.

2023/2024

  • Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return
  • Governance Statement (unaudited)
  • Accounting Statement (unaudited)
  • Internal Audit Report
  • External Audit Report
  • Notice of Conclusion of Audit
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Payments Over £100 for 2023/24
  • Asset Register
  • Internal Control Document

2022/2023

2021/2022

2020/2021

2019/2020

2018/2019

2017 / 2018

2016 / 2017 

2015 / 2016