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2021/22 Accounts

This financial year ran from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.


The Town Council's accounts are made up of several documents, starting with the budget which was approved in February 2021 and can be viewed here.

Progress against the budget is considered at each monthly meeting of the Town Council. 
The Council finished the year £7,986 over budget. An explanation of this position can be found in the Council's Annual Report and Financial Statements which is given below. 

The Council has now prepared and approved its accounts for the 2021/22 period. They can be viewed in the Council's 2022 Annual Report and Financial Statements document. 
This document also includes the annual report to account for the share of the 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 2021/22 year. 

The Council routinely approves all payments at each month meeting. The list of payments made each month is recorded as an appendix to the minutes of that meeting and can be viewed on the Council Agendas and Minutes page of this site. 

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 this 'Audit Plan and Internal Controls' document which was approved at the 2021 Annual Town Council Meeting.

The second is an independent check of financial transactions in relation to the 2021/22 financial year, as well as an audit of the Council's governance and practices. This has been carried out by Matthew Gleadell of Angle Community Development Services who has been appointed as the Council's Internal Auditor for the 2021/22 year. 
His report at the end of the financial year can be viewed in this document. 

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 Small Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. Wetherby Town Council achieved a 'clean' audit outcome and our AGAR for the 2021/22 period can be viewed here. 

The audit for the 2021/22 period has now been formally concluded and a notice to that effect can be viewed here: WTC Notice of Conclusion of Audit