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2022/23 Accounts

This financial year ran from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.


The Town Council's accounts are made up of several documents, starting with the budget.
Due to staff absence the budget was approved later than usual at the Council meeting on 14th June 2022.
The council's 2022/23 budget can be viewed here. 

Progress against the budget is usually considered at each monthly meeting of the Town Council. 
The council finished the year significantly over-budget as it decided to begin to implement the results of a staffing and structure review and also undertook major wall repair works. The overspend is fully explained in the council's Annual Report and Financial Statements document which is shown below. 

The council has now prepared and approved its accounts for the 2022/23 period. They can be viewed in the Council's 2023 Annual Report & 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 2022/23 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 the 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. 
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 2022 Annual Town Council Meeting. 

The second is an independent check of the financial transactions relating to the 2022/23 financial year, as well as an audit of the Council's governance and practices. The Town Council has appointed Rachel Pearson of Account-Ant as the Council's Internal Auditor for the 2022/23 period - the first of a three year contract. 
Her final report at the end of the financial year can be viewed here. 

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. The external auditor's opinion was that the information in Wetherby Town Council's AGAR was in accordance with Proper Practices and no other matters of concern came to their attention. The completed AGAR for the 2022-23 period can be viewed here. 

The audit for the 2022/23 period has now been formally concluded and a notice to that effect can be viewed here: WTC 2022-23 Notice of Conclusion of Audit