This financial year ran from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.
The Town Council's accounts are made up of several documents, starting with the budget which was approved in January 2017 and can be viewed here.
Progress against the budget is considered at each monthly meeting of the Town Council. Overall, the Council finished the year under-budget, with an explanation for this given from page 8 of the financial statements for this period.
The Council has now prepared and approved its accounts for the 2017/18 period. They can be viewed in the following document: WTC 2017-18 Financial Statements
This document includes the annual report to account for the share of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) receipts paid by Leeds City Council relating to developments in Wetherby and shows the funds which were received, held and spent during the 2017/18 year.
The Council routinely approves all payments at each monthly meeting. The list of payments made each month is recorded as an appendix to the minutes of that meeting and can be viewed using this link.
Further detail on any aspect of the accounts can be obtained by contacting
the Clerk who is also the Council's Responsible Financial Officer.
The Town Council undergoes three stages of audit each year.
The first is carried out throughout the year as part of the Council's day-to-day checks, controls and processes. These are detailed in a document which was approved at the Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting held on 12th December 2017: WTC 17-18 Audit Plan & Internal Controls
The second is an independent check of all financial transactions relating to the 2017/18 financial year, as well as an audit of the Council's governance and practices. This was carried out by a local firm which specialises in auditing local councils, Yorkshire Internal Audit Services. Their report is contained in the following document: WTC 2017-18 Internal Audit Report
Finally, all local councils are required to complete and submit an 'AGAR' (Annual Governance and Accountability Return). This is then audited by a firm of accountants appointed by a sector-led body; the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. This Council's AGAR for the 2017/18 period can be viewed here: WTC 17-18 AGAR (Final)
The audit of the 2017/18 period has now been formally concluded and a notice to that effect can be viewed here: Notice of Conclusion of Audit