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2019/20 Accounts

This financial year runs from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

Budget

The Town Council's accounts are made up of several documents, starting with the budget which was approved on 12th February 2019 and can be viewed here. 

Progress against the budget is usually considered at each monthly meeting of the Town Council and a report on the outturn included as part of the end of year financial statements. Overall, the Town Council finished the year £39,883 under-budget with a detailed explanation of the position given from page 26 of the financial statements below. 

Accounts
The Council has now prepared and approved its accounts for the 2019/20 period. They can be viewed in the following document: WTC 2020 Annual Review & Financial Statements

This document also 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 2019/20 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 Council's accounts and financial affairs can be obtained by contacting the Clerk who is also the Council's Responsible Financial Officer.

Audit
The Town Council undergoes three stages of audit. 
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 approved at the start of the financial year: WTC 19-20 Review of Effectiveness of Internal Audit

The second is an independent check of the financial transactions relating to the 2019/20 financial year, as well as an audit of the Council's governance and practices. This was carried out by Matthew Gleadell of Angle Community Development Services. 

Finally, all Councils are required to complete and submit and 'Annual Governance and Accountability Return' (AGAR). This is then reviewed by a firm of accountants appointed by a sector led body; the Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. This Council's AGAR for the 2019/20 period can be viewed here.

The audit for the 2019/20 period has now been formally concluded and a notice to that effect can be viewed here: WTC 2019-20 Notice of Conclusion of Audit